12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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Belize City
— 1 night
Drive
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Hopkins
— 3 nights
Drive
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Placencia
— 1 night
Fly
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Ferry
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
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Belize City

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Belize City trip planner.

Denver, USA to Belize City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Belize City. Traveling from Denver in November, things will get warmer in Belize City: highs are around 84°F and lows about 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hopkins

— 3 nights
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
When in Hopkins, make a side trip to see Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga, approximately Dangriga away. There's still lots to do: trek along Outback Trails, explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), see Off-Road Tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Gifts.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hopkins holiday planner.

Drive from Belize City to Hopkins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Hopkins sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Placencia

— 1 night
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Placencia trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hopkins to Placencia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Placencia

Spas · Parks · Nature

Caye Caulker

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Tue), shop like a local with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, kick back and relax at The Split, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Caye Caulker road trip planning website.

Fly from Placencia to Caye Caulker in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 4 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the galleries of The Gallery of San Pedro, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get a taste of the local shopping with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daytime highs in San Pedro are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.