11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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Belize City
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights


Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip itinerary site.

Los Angeles, USA to Belize City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Belize City. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Belize City reach 81°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belmopan.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Belmopan — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): meet the residents at The Belize Zoo and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Belmopan trip planner.

Getting from Belize City to Belmopan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Belmopan sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hopkins.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hopkins: Placencia (Horseback Riding Tours & Laughing Bird Caye National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Outback Trails, and get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Gifts.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hopkins day trip planning website.

You can drive from Belmopan to Hopkins in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Caye Caulker.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): shop like a local with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services.

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You can fly from Hopkins to Caye Caulker in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to San Pedro.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, shop like a local with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by 4 You Golf Cart Rentals.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro route maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In January in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Belize travel guide

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.