51 days in Belize Itinerary

51 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize trip itinerary planner
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Belize City
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Glovers Reef Atoll
— 3 nights
Bus
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Placencia
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hopkins
— 4 nights
Drive
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Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Ignacio
— 9 nights
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 3 nights
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 13 nights
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Belize City — 8 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond). On the 21st (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, examine the collection at Museum of Belize, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Belize City tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Belize City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Belize City at 83°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Glovers Reef Atoll.
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Glovers Reef Atoll — 3 nights

Glovers Reef Atoll is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Half Moon Caye National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glovers Reef Atoll trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Belize City to Glovers Reef Atoll takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glovers Reef Atoll are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll set off for Placencia on the 27th (Tue).
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Placencia — 7 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, relax and rejuvenate at Evolution Beach Gym, look for gifts at Kaj Expressions Placencia, and steep yourself in history at Nim Li Punit (Big Hat).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Placencia attractions planning website.

You can take a bus from Glovers Reef Atoll to Placencia in 3.5 hours. December in Placencia sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Hopkins.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hopkins side-trips: Dangriga (Studio Gallery Cayetano & Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Golden Gifts, and stroll through Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hopkins travel planner.

Getting from Placencia to Hopkins by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Augustine.
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Augustine — 3 nights

Augustine is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Caracol, Head underground at Che Chem Ha Cave, and admire the sheer force of Rio On Pools.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Augustine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to San Ignacio.
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San Ignacio — 9 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 Belize True Adventures (in Armenia), Big Rock Falls (in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve) and Belmopan (Guanacaste National Park, Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline, &more). Saddle up on the 16th (Mon) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, take in the exciting artwork at Cappello's Art Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan trip to San Ignacio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Augustine to San Ignacio in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll — 3 nights

Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Lighthouse Reef Atoll is known for nature and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Great Blue Hole and see the vivid underwater world at Lighthouse Reef.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lighthouse Reef Atoll journey site.

You can fly from San Ignacio to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Lighthouse Reef Atoll, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 13 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro: Caye Caulker (Aria Kat Art, The Split, &more). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, explore and take pictures at Shark Ray Alley, and browse the handmade items at Art From The Heart Of Belize.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro day trip planner.

Getting from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for 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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