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.
Step out of Belize City with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, stroll through Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belize City travel planner.

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Belize City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Placencia to Dangriga to see Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Lola Art Studio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Placencia driving holiday planner.

Placencia is just a short distance from Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Tours 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
Spas

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Ignacio to Belmopan to see Blue Hole National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
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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. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary 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, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours 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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