10 days in Belize Itinerary

10 days in Belize Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
2
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hopkins
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
5
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of The Gallery of San Pedro, thensee the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro road trip planner.

New York City, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Pedro. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Pedro, with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mexico Rocks
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Spas
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

1
night
Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll trip planner.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

2
nights
Hopkins

Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Outback Trails, see Off-Road Tours, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, and then stop by Garimaya Gift Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hopkins trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Hopkins takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hopkins are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Outback Trails, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails

3
nights
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 Green Iguana Conservation Project. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Herman's Cave. Step out of San Ignacio with an excursion to Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center in Belmopan--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Belize Botanic Gardens, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to San Ignacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Belmopan, ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal

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.
On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker holiday planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from San Ignacio to Caye Caulker in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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