13 days in Belize Itinerary

13 days in Belize Itinerary

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13 days in Belize Itinerary

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
Fly:  11​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step out of Belize City with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, look for all kinds of wild species at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Belize City tour itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco, USA to Belize City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Belize City. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Belize City at 36°C and lows at 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Placencia to Dangriga to see Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Lola Art Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Placencia road trip planner .

Placencia is very close to Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Lola Art Studio ©
Lola Art Studio

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.
Step out of San Ignacio with an excursion to Blue Hole National Park in Belmopan--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip builder tool .

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
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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.
On the 20th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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