15 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

15 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Belize & Tikal National Park Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Dangriga, Belize
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Belmopan, Belize
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
6
San Ignacio, Belize
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
8
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Calgary, Canada

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Baron Bliss Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to Belize City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Calgary in December; daily highs in Belize City reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Baron Bliss Lighthouse ©
Baron Bliss Lighthouse

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro trip planner .

You can drive from Belize City to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. December in San Pedro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve

1
night
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
You've now added Great Blue Hole to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): Head underground at Great Blue Hole.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll road trip app .

You can fly from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Lighthouse Reef Atoll are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dangriga.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

1
night
Dangriga, Belize

Dangriga ©
Dangriga, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the North Stann Creek River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dangriga online holiday planner .

Fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Dangriga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toBelmopan.

Things to do in Dangriga

Wildlife Parks
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

1
night
Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
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.
You've now added Blue Hole National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belmopan journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Dangriga to Belmopan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. December in Belmopan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belmopan

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

1
night
San Ignacio, Belize

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio attractions planner.

San Ignacio is just a short distance from Belmopan. You will leave for Tikal National Park on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Parks

6
nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tikal and Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from San Ignacio to Tikal National Park in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Belize City on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize City
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tikal National Park to Belize City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. On the 18th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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