12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cayo
— 1 night
2
Placencia
— 1 night
3
Belize City
— 2 nights
4
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights

1
night
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project and then catch all the local highlights with MayaWalk Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, thenstop by Rubba Dub Soap Shop, thensteep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to House of Culture.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo trip itinerary planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Cayo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or drive. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cayo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in Cayo

Tours Transportation Outdoors
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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.
On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park and then look for gifts at Treasure Box.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Placencia day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cayo to Placencia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. December in Placencia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Shopping
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum and then examine the collection at Museum of Belize. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belize City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Museum of Belize ©
Museum of 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aria Kat Art and Red Flower Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Ray Alley and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef and stroll through The Split.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. December in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

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Ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in San Pedro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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