15 days in Belize Itinerary

15 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize travel route maker

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
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Placencia
— 2 nights
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Hopkins
— 1 night
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San Ignacio
— 2 nights
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Belize City
— 4 nights
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 4 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro to Caye Caulker to see Red Flower Gallery about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro road trip website.

Calgary, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in January, with highs in San Pedro at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lighthouse Reef Atoll

— 1 night
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Reef and then explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 3 hours. In January in Lighthouse Reef Atoll, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Placencia

— 2 nights
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Pumpkin Caye, soothe aching muscles at Evolution Beach Gym, and then explore the galleries of Lola Art Studio.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Placencia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Placencia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Placencia

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours

Hopkins

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

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You can drive from Placencia to Hopkins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Hopkins are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Ignacio

— 2 nights

Cayo Town

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 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then explore the galleries of Cappello's Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio online trip builder.

You can drive from Hopkins to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Belize City

— 4 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belize City: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, get outside with Goff's Caye, get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of Belize, and pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Belize City vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Belize City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Belize travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.