8 days in Belize & Peru Itinerary

Make it your trip
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights


San Pedro, Belize — 3 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then stop by Belize Chocolate Company. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services, and then soothe aching muscles at Train Station Fitness Club.

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Boise, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boise to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in November, expect San Pedro to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Machu Picchu.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Machu Picchu in 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cusco.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Cusco, Peru — 2 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco road trip site.

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Belize travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Peru travel guide

Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.