37 days in Belize Itinerary

37 days in Belize Itinerary

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Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Drive to Hopkins
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Hopkins
— 4 nights
Drive
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Punta Gorda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Placencia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Ignacio
— 6 nights
Drive
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Belize City
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker
— 4 nights
Ferry
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 7 nights
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Hopkins — 4 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: explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Gifts, stroll through Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hopkins online journey maker.

Paris, France to Hopkins is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Paris to Hopkins, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Hopkins hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Punta Gorda.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Punta Gorda — 2 nights

Known locally as P.G., the seaport and fishing town of Punta Gorda was once known to travelers as the place to get a boat over to Guatemala, though it has started to develop a reputation for itself.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Garden and then contemplate the long history of Nim Li Punit (Big Hat). Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Toledo Cave & Adventure Tours - Day Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Cocolove.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Punta Gorda travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hopkins to Punta Gorda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Placencia.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trips

Placencia — 5 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.
Placencia is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia tour site.

Traveling by car from Punta Gorda to Placencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Placencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Lighthouse Reef Atoll — 2 nights

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 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lighthouse Reef Atoll can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Ignacio.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Ignacio — 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Belmopan (River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Hole National Park, &more) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). There's lots more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, don't miss a visit to House of Culture, stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, and contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio visit planner.

Getting from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Ignacio by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belize City.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Belize City — 5 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belize City: Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral, head outdoors with Goff's Caye, and stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belize City road trip site.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Belize City sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Caye Caulker.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Caye Caulker — 4 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.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services, make a trip to Shark Ray Alley, stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker, and get a taste of the local shopping with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

Before you visit Caye Caulker, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can ride a ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to San Pedro.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 7 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro, head outdoors with 4 You Golf Cart Rentals, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to home.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Belize travel guide

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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.