16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park Itinerary

16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park Itinerary

Start: Belize City, Belize
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Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
Drive:  8 h
2
Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Cayo, Belize
— 3 nights
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Drive + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
End: Belize City, Belize

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belize City trip website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will leave for Placencia on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Belize City to Flores in 4 hours. Traveling from Belize City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Flores. You'll set off for Tikal National Park on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Flores

Tours Parks Outdoors

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
Jorge's Rope Swing has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Flores trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo.
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Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

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Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xunantunich, San Ignacio Market, Actun Tunichil Muknal, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St Herman's Cave.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Flores to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Flores in August since evenings lows in Cayo dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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St Herman's Cave ©
St Herman's Cave
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©

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Caye Caulker, Belize

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Ray Alley and Aria Kat Art. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Fri) at Caye Caulker. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, get outside with Anglers Abroad, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Cayo to Caye Caulker in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some cultural insight at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get outside with La Gaviota, see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Pedro are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mexico Rocks
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Rum Punch II ©
Rum Punch II
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip planner .

Belize City is very close to San Pedro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Shopping
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Moho Chocolate ©
Moho Chocolate