20 days in Belize Itinerary

20 days in Belize Itinerary

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20 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
San Ignacio
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Placencia
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Bristol

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and Tanah Mayan Art Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green Iguana Conservation Project and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio online vacation planner .

Bristol, UK to San Ignacio is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the striking features of Supreme Court of Belize, pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument, and look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Belize City trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

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

4
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 some cultural insight at Placencia Fellowship and Studio Gallery Cayetano. Get in touch with nature at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Placencia: Hopkins (Glover's Reef Marine Reserve & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Placencia route planner.

Placencia is just a short distance from Belize City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hopkins, Studio Gallery Cayetano
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Secret Beach Belize. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Placencia to San Pedro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through The Split, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef, and then stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker travel planning website .

Drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Fishing Charters & Tours
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

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