11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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11 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
Belize City
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Get in touch with nature at Secret Beach and Mexico Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, and stop by Belize Chocolate Company.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro day trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to San Pedro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in San Pedro at 83°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours as well as River Rafting & Tubing. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and then explore the ancient world of Xunantunich.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Blue Hole National Park
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. When in Placencia, make a side trip to see Outback Trails in Kendal, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Placencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Belize City sightseeing planner.

Belize City is very close to Placencia. In December in Belize City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Altun Ha
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River Rafting & Tubing
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Diamonds International ©
Diamonds International

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