9 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

9 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
2
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
— 2 nights
3
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
4
San Jose Succotz, Belize
— 1 night
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights

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San Pedro, Belize

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): view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, thenstop by 12 Belize, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro road trip tool.

Belize City to San Pedro is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Lighthouse Reef and then explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll road trip app.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Lighthouse Reef Atoll are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus 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

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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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): steep yourself in history at El Pilar, thenstroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the galleries of Cappello's Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio route maker site.

Take a bus from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Ignacio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Jose Succotz.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch ©
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
Zipline
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

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San Jose Succotz, Belize

San Jose Succotz ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to House of Culture and then Head underground at Cave World Adventures (Actun Chapat).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Jose Succotz trip planner.

San Jose Succotz is very close to 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) ©
Cave World Adventures (Actun Chapat)

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park online travel planner.

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

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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