21 days in Belize Itinerary

21 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
San Ignacio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
5
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Newark

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Ray Alley and The Split. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop, and stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Caye Caulker fast, fun, and easy.

Newark, USA to Caye Caulker is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Caye Caulker is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Secret Beach Belize. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, get outside with Rum Punch II, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary website.

Drive from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in an hour. In September in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Spas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Big Rock Falls. Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Belmopan (Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center & St Herman's Cave). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Belize Botanic Gardens, make a trip to El Pilar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Creek art walter castillo home art gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Ignacio online attractions planner.

Getting from San Pedro to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, Big Rock Falls
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
St Herman's Cave ©
St Herman's Cave

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum & Gulisi Garifuna Museum). The adventure continues: get your bearings at Placencia Municipal Pier, look for gifts at Treasure Box, and head off the coast to Pumpkin Caye.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia tour planning site.

Getting from San Ignacio to Placencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dangriga, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Placencia Municipal Pier ©
Placencia Municipal Pier

4
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Cavetubing5star. Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, snap pictures at Swing Bridge, stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, and see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City holiday builder tool.

Belize City is very close to Placencia. In September in Belize City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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