17 days in Belize Itinerary

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 5 nights
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
— 3 nights
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
Belize City
— 4 nights


San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 5 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mexico Rocks. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach Belize, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and have fun at Art From The Heart Of Belize.

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Los Angeles, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Pedro hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.
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Caye Caulker — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at The Split, and then look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Caye Caulker online tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hopkins.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Step out of Hopkins with an excursion to Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Placencia--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hopkins trip maker app.

Fly from Caye Caulker to Hopkins in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Ignacio.
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San Ignacio — 3 nights

Cayo Town

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.
Get outdoors at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Blue Hole National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: 96 Orchid Garden (in Belmopan) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hopkins to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belize City.
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Belize City — 4 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Head underground at Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Queen Street Baptist church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Belize City driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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.