21 days in Belize Itinerary

21 days in Belize Itinerary

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21 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Cayo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
2
Belize City
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
Placencia
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Porto

3
nights
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Visiting Actun Tunichil Muknal and Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caracol and Green Iguana Conservation Project. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of MayaWalk Tours, stop by Rubba Dub Soap Shop, and shop like a local with Sak Tunich Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Cayo is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Cayo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cayo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve ©
Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

2
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize and then identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Billy Barquiedier National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Belize City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cayo to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. November in Belize City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Caribbean Spice Belize ©
Caribbean Spice Belize

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Get outdoors at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore Placencia's surroundings by going to Scarlet Macaw Viewing Area (in San Pablo) and Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum, Studio Gallery Cayetano, & more). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), view the masterpieces at Art n Soul Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, and shop like a local with Lola Art Studio.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Placencia day trip planning app .

Placencia is very close to Belize City. In November, daytime highs in Placencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dangriga, Hopkins, Scarlet Macaw Viewing Area, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Highlights from your plan
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©

3
nights
Caye Caulker

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turneffe Reef and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Split. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Cooper's Art Gallery, stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, and shop like a local with Aria Kat Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Placencia to Caye Caulker takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Secret Beach and Zipline. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, and stop by 12 Belize.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip planning tool .

Drive from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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