17 days in Belize Itinerary

17 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize travel planner

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly
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Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belmopan
— 3 nights
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Belize City
— 4 nights
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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 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company, and kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro sightseeing planner.

Calgary, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to San Pedro. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in March: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then stroll through Shark Ray Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Belize Diving Services.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Placencia

— 3 nights
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Outback Trails (in Kendal) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Placencia trip maker.

You can fly from Caye Caulker to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Placencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Belmopan.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Belmopan

— 3 nights

Garden City

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Step out of Belmopan with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, take a peaceful walk through Rio Bravo Forest Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Belmopan online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to Belmopan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Belmopan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Belize City

— 4 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to Altun Ha in Rock Stone Pond, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Billy Barquiedier National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip planner.

You can drive from Belmopan to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Belize City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

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.