31 days in Belize Itinerary

31 days in Belize Itinerary

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31 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
San Ignacio
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Placencia
— 6 nights
Fly:  30 min
6
Belize City
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

1
night
Augustine

Augustine ©
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Caracol and then admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Augustine day trip app .

Izmir, Turkey to Augustine is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Izmir to Augustine. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Augustine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Caracol
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Caracol ©
Caracol
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools

7
nights
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.
Let the collections at Tanah Mayan Art Museum and Cappello's Art Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Green Iguana Conservation Project and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Belmopan (Blue Hole National Park & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Empyrean Art Center, look for gifts at The Orange Gallery, and explore the galleries of Creek art walter castillo home art gallery.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio travel planner.

Traveling by car from Augustine to San Ignacio takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©

8
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 Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Ray Alley and Belize Chocolate Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Pedro: Caye Caulker (Red Flower Gallery & The Split). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

1
night
Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Great Blue Hole.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Lighthouse Reef Atoll can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks Nature
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

6
nights
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.
Head to Studio Gallery Cayetano and Lola Art Studiofor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga), Outback Trails (in Kendal) and Hopkins (Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Garimaya Gift Shop, & more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Placencia journey planner.

You can fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Placencia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Placencia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hopkins, Dangriga, Outback Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours
Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve

5
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and St John's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Belize and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Caye Caulker). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, stop by Diamonds International, and head outdoors with Goff's Caye.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip planner.

Belize City is very close to Placencia. In May in Belize City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Fishing Charters & Tours, Goff's Caye, The Belize Zoo
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Goff's Caye ©
Goff's Caye

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