9 days in Central America Itinerary

9 days in Central America Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Newark, United States

4
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Head to Caribbean Spice Belize and Aria Kat Artfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Estuary of Caye Caulker and Bannister Island. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument, head outdoors with Cavetubing5star, and center your mind and body at Yoga & Pilates.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City vacation maker.

Newark, USA to Belize City is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect nights in Belize City to be warmer, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Caye Caulker
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River Rafting & Tubing
Caribbean Spice Belize ©
Caribbean Spice Belize
Cavetubing5star ©
Cavetubing5star

3
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum and Museo del Ferrocarril. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza Fontabella and Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. Venture out of the city with trips to Antigua (Casa Popenoe, Spas & Wellness, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, stroll around Cerrito del Carmen, examine the collection at Museo Miraflores, and make a trip to Relief Map.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City travel site.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Guatemala City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Belize City in May: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Antigua
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms

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