11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  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
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Ignacio journey planning site.

San Francisco, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Ignacio is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trip

ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Zipline
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

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): trot along with a tour on horseback, then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Placencia travel app.

Drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In December, daytime highs in Placencia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Nature Parks Tours
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
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): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Belize City journey planner.

Belize City is very close to Placencia. In December, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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, tour the pleasant surroundings 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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker travel route planner.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts and then kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro online road trip planner.

You can drive from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling 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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