13 days in Belize Itinerary

13 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  10 h
1
Belize City
— 1 night
Ferry:  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
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum and then delve into the distant past with Belize adventure hunters. On your second day here, meet the residents at The Belize Zoo and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Belize City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Belize City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Belize adventure hunters ©
Belize adventure hunters
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
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.
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 Belize Chocolate Company. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Belize City to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caye Caulker.

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

1
night
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 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, then kick back and relax at The Split, and then look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Caye Caulker by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Masewal Forest Garden Medicinal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at San Ignacio Market.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jaguar Bowling Lanes and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Step out of Placencia with an excursion to Garimaya Gift Shop in Hopkins--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship and explore the galleries of Lola Art Studio.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Placencia travel route planner.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hopkins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

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