9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

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9 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Belize City
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  2​h
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, and then look for gifts at Moho Chocolate. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Goff's Caye, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument.

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Tokyo, Japan to Belize City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Tokyo to Belize City. In December, Belize City is much warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Altun Ha, Goff's Caye, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

2
nights
San Ignacio

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 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, then view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, and then delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cayo
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Caye Coffee Roasting Co. and then explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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