13 days in Belize Itinerary

13 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
+4
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Foot + Ferry:  12 h 30 min
1
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Cayo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
4
La Democracia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
End: San Francisco

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Caye Caulker is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Caye Caulker. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Caye Caulker to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Visiting Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Lola Art Studio and Placencia Fellowship. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, and look for gifts at Treasure Box.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Placencia itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Caye Caulker to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Placencia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

2
nights
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools and then delve into the distant past at Caracol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cayo tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Placencia to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to La Democracia.

Things to do in Cayo

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Caracol ©
Caracol
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools

1
night
La Democracia

La Democracia ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Democracia itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cayo to La Democracia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in La Democracia

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some cultural insight at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach Belize, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro road trip app.

You can drive from La Democracia to San Pedro in 3 hours. In January in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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