17 days in Guatemala, Honduras & Belize Itinerary

17 days in Guatemala, Honduras & Belize Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orange Walk, Belize
— 1 night
Bus to Corozal, Fly to San Pedro
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San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
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Antigua, Guatemala

— 4 nights
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Volcán Pacaya and Casa Santo Domingo Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua online visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Antigua is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Antigua at 74°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Roatan, Honduras

— 2 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): stroll around Gumbalimba Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Roatan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Roatan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in January: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Cayo.

Things to do in Roatan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Cayo, Belize

— 3 nights
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Caracol. Escape the urban bustle at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Rio Bravo Forest Reserve. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech and don't miss a visit to House of Culture.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cayo route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to Cayo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Orange Walk.

Things to do in Cayo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Orange Walk, Belize

— 1 night

Sugar City

An agricultural town that has become an economic hub, Orange Walk sits in a privileged position among ecologically diverse landscape, fertile fields, and historical ruins.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head outdoors with Lamanai Eco Adventures and then contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Orange Walk trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cayo to Orange Walk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cayo to Orange Walk due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Orange Walk

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Pedro, Belize

— 4 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Essence Day Spa, and shop like a local with Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Pedro travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Orange Walk to San Pedro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orange Walk in January, you will find days in San Pedro are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Belize City, Belize

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 29th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): meet the residents at The Belize Zoo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Diamonds International Belize.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Belize City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Honduras travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.

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.