9 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

9 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

Start: Belize City, Belize
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
2
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
San Jose Succotz, Belize
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Belize City, Belize


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1
night
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, then stop by 12 Belize, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the exhibits of The Gallery of San Pedro.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro online trip itinerary maker .

Belize City to San Pedro is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Shopping Museums Spas
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Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Spas
12 Belize ©
12 Belize

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nights
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
On the 20th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Lighthouse Reef and then explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll trip planner .

Fly from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Lighthouse Reef Atoll sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lighthouse Reef ©
Lighthouse Reef
Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of El Pilar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the galleries of Cappello's Art Gallery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Ignacio by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Jose Succotz.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
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Zipline
El Pilar ©
El Pilar

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night
San Jose Succotz, Belize

San Jose Succotz ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to House of Culture and then Head underground at Cave World Adventures (Actun Chapat).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Jose Succotz trip planner .

San Jose Succotz is just a short distance from San Ignacio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Jose Succotz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

House of Culture
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Cave World Adventures (Actun Chapat) ©

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nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Tikal and then see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tikal National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Jose Succotz to Tikal National Park by car takes about 2 hours. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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