36 days in Belize Itinerary

36 days in Belize Itinerary

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36 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Caye Caulker
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  4 h
3
San Ignacio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
San Felipe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Placencia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Belize City
— 7 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Halifax

7
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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Caribbean Adventures, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro journey planning site .

Halifax, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Halifax to San Pedro. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in January: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rio On Pools (in Augustine), Big Rock Falls (in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve) and Belmopan (Blue Hole National Park, Crystal Cave, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Actun Tunichil Muknal, admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Ignacio vacation website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, San Antonio, Rio On Pools, Big Rock Falls
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

2
nights
San Felipe

San Felipe ©
On the 22nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Lubaantun, then steep yourself in history at Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), then make a trip to Living Maya Experience, and finally stop by IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Uxbenka (Uchben' kaj), then Head underground at Blue Creek Cave, and then experience rural life at Agouti Cacao Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Felipe trip app .

Getting from San Ignacio to San Felipe by car takes about 4 hours. In January in San Felipe, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in San Felipe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Toledo District, Uxbenka (Uchben' kaj), Agouti Cacao Farm, Blue Creek Cave
Highlights from your plan
Nim Li Punit (Big Hat) ©
Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate ©
IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate
Lubaantun ©
Lubaantun

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga) and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Placencia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Felipe to Placencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Great Blue Hole. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lighthouse Reef.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll holiday planner .

Getting from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Lighthouse Reef Atoll sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole
Lighthouse Reef ©
Lighthouse Reef

7
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
When in Belize City, make a side trip to see The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City trip builder app .

Fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Belize City in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo, Goff's Caye
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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