11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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11 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
San Ignacio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Placencia
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
3
Belize City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
On the 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Cappello's Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio journey planner.

Edmonton, Canada to San Ignacio is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to San Ignacio is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Zipline
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Placencia trip planner .

You can drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Tours
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Placencia Fellowship ©
Placencia Fellowship

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the ancient world of Altun Ha.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Belize City day trip tool .

Belize City is very close to Placencia. In December in Belize City, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art, then kick back and relax at The Split, and then see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker vacation tool .

You can drive from Belize City to Caye Caulker in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach Belize.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Pedro trip simple and quick.

Getting from Caye Caulker to San Pedro by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Spas

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