12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Belize City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2 h
2
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Newark

1
night
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of Belize, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belize City travel planning tool.

Newark, USA to Belize City is an approximately 9- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: high temperatures in Belize City hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Belize ©
Museum of Belize
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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.
When in San Ignacio, make a side trip to see Blue Hole National Park in Belmopan, approximately Belmopan away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, look for gifts at Kaj Expressions, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio planner.

Getting from Belize City to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co..

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, and then kick back and relax at The Split. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Anglers Abroad, then look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes an hour. March in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
The Split ©
The Split
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

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