10 days in Belize Itinerary

10 days in Belize Itinerary

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10 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
1
Cayo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Placencia
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
3
Belize City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Kaj Expressions, Head underground at MayaWalk Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools, look for all kinds of wild species at Caracol, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cayo trip builder site .

Minneapolis, USA to Cayo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in December; daily highs in Cayo reach 83°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Caracol ©
Caracol

1
night
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 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, stop by Treasure Box, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Placencia trip planning site .

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Nature Parks Spas
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Spas

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, look for all kinds of wild species at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, then explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, and finally make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City online road trip planner .

Belize City is very close to Placencia. December in Belize City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Altun Ha
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Zipline
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, stop by Little Blue Gift Shop, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker travel site .

You can drive from Belize City to Caye Caulker in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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The Split ©
The Split
Little Blue Gift Shop ©
Little Blue Gift Shop

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Secret Beach and Spas. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Belizean Arts and look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Pedro trip maker website .

You can drive from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in an hour. December in San Pedro sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Secret Beach
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas

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