13 days in Belize Itinerary

13 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kingston
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Belize City
— 4 nights
Drive + Bus:  2 h
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Kingston

4
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline (in Belmopan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, and don't miss a visit to Independence Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Belize City trip app.

Kingston, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Belize City is much hotter than Kingston - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo, Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, then take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Ignacio journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cayo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Caye Coffee Roasting Co., indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Pedro trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of bus, car, and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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The Split ©
The Split
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

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