15 days in Belize Itinerary

15 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  14 h
1
Cayo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
La Democracia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hopkins
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Caye Caulker
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Sacramento

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.
Cayo is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, make a trip to House of Culture, admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools, and admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cayo visit planner.

Sacramento, USA to Cayo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Cayo. Traveling from Sacramento in December, things will get much warmer in Cayo: highs are around 83°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Democracia.

Things to do in Cayo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

1
night
La Democracia

La Democracia ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (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.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Democracia attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo to La Democracia takes 2 hours. In December in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hopkins.

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)

2
nights
Hopkins

Hopkins ©
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 12th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and then stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Golden Gifts, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the galleries of Studio Gallery Cayetano.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hopkins trip planner.

You can drive from La Democracia to Hopkins in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hopkins are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dangriga
Highlights from your plan
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Discover how to plan a San Pedro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hopkins to San Pedro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. In December in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Caye Caulker to Belize City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, stop by Little Blue Gift Shop, and take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shark Ray Alley, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

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