9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sioux City
Fly:  15 h
1
Belize City
— 1 day
Fly:  30 min
2
Placencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Sioux City

1
day
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then stroll around Billy Barquiedier National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City online travel planner.

Sioux City, USA to Belize City is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. In December, Belize City is much warmer than Sioux City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Spas
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Spas

2
nights
Placencia

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Pumpkin Caye, then stop by Treasure Box, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see the interesting displays at Maya Center Mayan Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Placencia trip planning website.

Placencia is very close to Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Scarlet Macaw Viewing Area, Maya Center Mayan Museum
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Placencia Municipal Pier ©
Placencia Municipal Pier
Placencia Fellowship ©
Placencia Fellowship

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, and then admire the natural beauty at Belize Botanic Gardens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along T'initz Tours Belize, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stop by Back to My Roots.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Placencia to San Ignacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trip

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch ©
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

1
night
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 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of Belizean Arts, then stop by Belize Chocolate Company, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Spas Shopping Museums
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Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company

2
nights
Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker journey maker app.

Getting from San Pedro to Caye Caulker by car takes about an hour. In December in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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