17 days in Belize Itinerary

17 days in Belize Itinerary

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17 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  10 h 30 min
1
San Ignacio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
Belize City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Denver

4
nights
San Ignacio

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and El Pilar. Get some cultural insight at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum and Cappello's Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting San Ignacio side-trips: Belmopan (Blue Hole National Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Kaj Expressions, and explore the galleries of Creek art walter castillo home art gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip itinerary site.

Denver, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Augustine.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Augustine

Augustine ©
On the 20th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Augustine planning app.

Getting from San Ignacio to Augustine by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Placencia.

Things to do in Augustine

Nature Parks
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Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools

3
nights
Placencia

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Outback Trails. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lola Art Studio and Placencia Fellowship. Change things up with a short trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Placencia itinerary planner.

Drive from Augustine to Placencia in 4 hours. In April in Placencia, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
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Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize, then explore the galleries of St John's Cathedral, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo. On your second day here, stroll through Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Belize City day trip planning tool.

Belize City is just a short distance from Placencia. April in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Belize ©
Museum of Belize

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at The Split and then stroll through Turneffe Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes 2 hours. In April in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

3
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.
The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Secret Beach Belize and Skydiving. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stroll through Mexico Rocks, and stop by 12 Belize.

You can plan San Pedro trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Scuba & Snorkeling

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