11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Subway + 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
Fly + Subway:  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 Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Shark Ray Alley, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, and look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro sightseeing site.

Washington DC, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in San Pedro reach 83°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow 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.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Ignacio online sightseeing planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Hole National Park, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
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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.
Visiting Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Outback Trails will get you outdoors. Step out of Placencia to go to Dangriga and see Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Placencia day 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. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Outback Trails, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip planner.

Belize City is just a stone's throw from Placencia. December in Belize City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Diamonds International ©
Diamonds International
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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