17 days in Belize Itinerary

17 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize attractions planner

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Fly
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Belize City
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Placencia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hopkins
— 2 nights
Drive
6
San Ignacio
— 5 nights
Drive to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Fly to Fresno

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Belize City

— 2 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 2nd (Wed), paddle through the water with V.I.V. Tours and then explore the ancient world of Altun Ha. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Museum of Belize, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yarborough Cemetery, and then head outdoors with Goff's Caye.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Belize City tour site.

Fresno, USA to Belize City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Fresno in December, expect Belize City to be much hotter, temps between 83°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Caye Caulker

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at The Split, then explore and take pictures at Shark Ray Alley, and then view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery. On the next day, shop like a local with Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, then see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and then race across the water with Anda De Wata Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker vacation builder site.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. December in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

— 3 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 Parasailing & Paragliding and C & S Golf Cart Rental. Explore hidden gems such as Mexico Rocks and Belize Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, explore the galleries of The Gallery of San Pedro, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro trip maker website.

Getting from Caye Caulker to San Pedro by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

Tours · Shopping · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Placencia

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship and then get outside with Silk Caye. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Taste Belize Tours, and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Placencia trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Pedro to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Placencia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Garimaya Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hopkins trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Placencia to Hopkins in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cappello's Art Gallery and Art Box. Belize Arts & Crafts Center. Explore hidden gems such as ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Calico Jack's Belize Jungle Canopy and Zip Lining. Go for a jaunt from San Ignacio to Augustine to see Rio On Pools about 56 minutes away. On the 15th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, and browse the exhibits of Creek Art Walter Castillo Home Art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hopkins to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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.