9 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​min
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Ottawa, Canada

1
night
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana and then stroll through La Aurora Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guatemala City route planning site .

Ottawa, Canada to Guatemala City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Guatemala City due to the time zone difference. In January, Guatemala City is warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Visit The Estuary of Caye Caulker and Secret Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Ocean Essence Day Spa. Take a break from San Pedro with a short trip to The Split in Caye Caulker, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Ray Alley, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in January, with highs in San Pedro at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker
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The Split ©
The Split
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): meet the residents at The Belize Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Belize City trip planning app .

Belize City is very close to San Pedro. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Zipline
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River ©
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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