12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hopkins
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Belmopan
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Belize City
— 1 night
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 3 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro day trip tool.

Chicago, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get much hotter in San Pedro: highs are around 83°F and lows about 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Caye Caulker

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Belize Diving Services. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Caye Caulker trip simple and quick.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hopkins.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Hopkins

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve and then get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hopkins trip planning tool.

Fly from Caye Caulker to Hopkins in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Hopkins, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belmopan.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Belmopan

— 3 nights

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belmopan: House of Culture (in Benque Viejo del Carmen) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Belmopan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to Belmopan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Belmopan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Belize City

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the galleries of Museum of Belize and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Belize City trip planner.

You can drive from Belmopan to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Belize City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.