21 days in Belize Itinerary

21 days in Belize Itinerary

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21 days in Belize Itinerary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Ray Alley and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, and view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery.

To plan Caye Caulker vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Newark, USA to Caye Caulker is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Caye Caulker at 88°F and lows at 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Zipline. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Rum Punch II, and stop by Belize Chocolate Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro tour itinerary planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

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 Actun Tunichil Muknal and St Herman's Cave. Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Art Box Belize arts & crafts center (in Belmopan) and Big Rock Falls (in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Belize Botanic Gardens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a taste of the local shopping with Creek art walter castillo home art gallery, and don't miss a visit to El Pilar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio trip builder tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, Big Rock Falls
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Belize Botanic Gardens ©
Belize Botanic Gardens
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Pumpkin Caye. Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum & Gulisi Garifuna Museum). The adventure continues: get advice or help at Placencia Municipal Pier and look for gifts at Treasure Box.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Placencia trip planning site .

You can drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 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 Altun Ha. When in Belize City, make a side trip to see The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Billy Barquiedier National Park, examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, don't miss a visit to Swing Bridge, and stop by Caribbean Spice Belize.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belize City online tour planner .

Belize City is just a stone's throw from 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 enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Altun Ha, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

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