13 days in Belize Itinerary

13 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Belize City
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Placencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, tour the pleasant surroundings at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, and learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City road trip planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Belize City is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Belize City is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Belize City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Explore Placencia's surroundings by going to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, stop by Treasure Box, view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Placencia trip planning app.

Placencia is very close to Belize City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

3
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.
Take a break from San Ignacio with a short trip to Blue Hole National Park in Belmopan, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Placencia to San Ignacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum, Blue Hole National Park
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

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 20th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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