12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Chetumal
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Belize City
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
4
Placencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Flores

2
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Secret Beach Belize and Spas. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by 12 Belize, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro journey maker website .

Chetumal, Mexico to San Pedro is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chetumal in March, expect nights in San Pedro to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

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.
On the 4th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, explore the galleries of Red Flower Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker, see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Pedro to Caye Caulker by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize and then see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Caye Caulker to Belize City takes 2 hours. In March in Belize City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Spas Shopping
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Cavetubing5star ©
Cavetubing5star
Spas
Caribbean Spice Belize ©
Caribbean Spice Belize

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Placencia trip builder tool .

Placencia is very close to Belize City. In March, daytime highs in Placencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maya Center Mayan Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center and then Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Placencia to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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