12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Drive to Hopkins
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Hopkins
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belmopan
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker
— 1 night
Ferry
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Belize City
— 2 nights
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Hopkins

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), shop like a local with Golden Gifts and then see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hopkins travel route builder tool.

Newark, USA to Hopkins is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Hopkins due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hopkins when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Belmopan.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Belmopan

— 3 nights

Garden City

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.
Step out of Belmopan with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Belmopan trip planner.

Drive from Hopkins to Belmopan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Belmopan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

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: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get a taste of the local shopping with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Belmopan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in San Pedro are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Belize City

— 2 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belize City holiday maker app.

Ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Belize travel guide

4.5
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.