16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park Itinerary

16 days in Belize, Flores & Tikal National Park Itinerary

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Start: Belize City, Belize
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Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
Drive:  8 h
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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
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
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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.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Belize City day trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Flores 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.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Flores tour planner.

Getting from Belize City to Flores by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belize City in August since evenings lows in Flores dip to 26°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Tours Parks Historic Sites

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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.
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park route planner.

You can 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're off 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
You've added Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, San Ignacio Market, ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll through St Herman's Cave.

Find out how to plan Cayo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Flores to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Flores in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Cayo. 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 ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Ray Alley and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Flower Gallery and Aria Kat Art. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, kick back and relax at The Split, get outside with Anglers Abroad, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Getting from Cayo to Caye Caulker by combination of car, bus, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and ferry. In August in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Explore hidden gems such as Mexico Rocks and Belize Chocolate Company. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with La Gaviota, head outdoors with Rum Punch II, browse the different shops at Wings SanPefro, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planning website.

Drive from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in an hour. August in San Pedro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mexico Rocks
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Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Belize City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Belize City takes 2.5 hours. 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