12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Belize City
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  2 h
4
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Placencia
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Ottawa

1
night
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan my day in Belize City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Ottawa, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Belize City due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in April; daily highs in Belize City reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Ray Alley and Ocean Essence Day Spa.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Pedro trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Belize City to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Split, and then look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery and then stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split
Red Flower Gallery ©
Red Flower Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. Keep things going the next day: trek along Masewal Forest Garden Medicinal Trail, then stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, and then hunt for treasures at San Ignacio Market.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Lola Art Studio, step off the mainland to explore Pumpkin Caye, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Jaguar Bowling Lanes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Placencia trip planner.

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. April in Placencia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Jaguar Bowling Lanes ©
Jaguar Bowling Lanes
Lola Art Studio ©
Lola Art Studio

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