35 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize travel planner
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Placencia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dangriga
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Ignacio
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 9 nights
Ferry
6
Caye Caulker
— 4 nights
Ferry
7
Belize City
— 6 nights
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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: explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), and step off the mainland to explore Pumpkin Caye.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Placencia visit site.

Manchester, UK to Placencia is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Placencia to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dangriga.
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Dangriga — 3 nights

Dangriga, formerly known as Stann Creek Town, is a town in southern Belize, located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the North Stann Creek River. Get out of town with these interesting Dangriga side-trips: Hopkins (Glover's Reef Marine Reserve & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, hike along Outback Trails, and take in the exciting artwork at Studio Gallery Cayetano.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dangriga trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Placencia to Dangriga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dangriga can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Ignacio.
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San Ignacio — 5 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.
Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Rio On Pools (in Augustine) and Belmopan (Blue Hole National Park & Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Head underground at Che Chem Ha Cave, make a trip to House of Culture, and delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dangriga to San Ignacio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
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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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Great Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Lighthouse Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lighthouse Reef Atoll holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Lighthouse Reef Atoll sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 9 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, enjoy some diversion at Art From The Heart Of Belize, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro online travel planner.

Fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, explore the gorgeous colors at Turneffe Reef, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Belize City.
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Belize City — 6 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). On the 1st (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, browse the exhibits of St John's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, and stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belize City trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Belize City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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