9 days in Belize Itinerary

9 days in Belize Itinerary

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9 days in Belize Itinerary

Houston
Fly + Drive:  7​h
Cayo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Placencia
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
Belize City
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​min
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Houston

2
days
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Barton Creek Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo trip itinerary builder tool .

Houston, USA to Cayo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Houston in May, Cayo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Placencia.

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Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave

1
day
Placencia

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cayo to Placencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Placencia sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Belize City.

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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

2
days
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Belize Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belize City road trip planner.

Belize City is just a stone's throw from Placencia. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

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Altun Ha, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

3
days
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro online trip itinerary planner .

San Pedro is just a stone's throw from Belize City. In May in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
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