31 days in Belize Itinerary

31 days in Belize Itinerary

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Belize City
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Ignacio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hopkins
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punta Gorda
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Placencia
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Fly
7
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 6 nights
Ferry
8
Caye Caulker
— 4 nights
Fly

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nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, get a new perspective on nature at St John's Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Belize, and visit a coastal fixture at Baron Bliss Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belize City travel route builder app.

New York City, USA to Belize City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Belize City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Belize City reach 81°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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5
nights
San Ignacio

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Rio On Pools (in Augustine) and Belmopan (Guanacaste National Park & Blue Hole National Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave, stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, and shake up your sightseeing with Carlos the Caveman Tours - Day Tours.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio trip planner.

Drive from Belize City to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Historic Site
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
4.9
Blue Hole National Park ©
World heritage site
Blue Hole National Park
4.0

3
nights
Hopkins

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, stroll through Outback Trails, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stop by Che'il Mayan Products.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hopkins journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Hopkins takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hopkins are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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Outback Trails ©
Must see
Outback Trails
4.9
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
World heritage site
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
4.8

2
nights
Punta Gorda

P.G.

Known locally as P.G., the seaport and fishing town of Punta Gorda was once known to travelers as the place to get a boat over to Guatemala, though it has started to develop a reputation for itself.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Maya House of Cacao, then make a trip to Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), and then contemplate the long history of Lubaantun. On the next day, gain a rich perspective with Tide Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Punta Gorda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hopkins to Punta Gorda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Punta Gorda, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Nim Li Punit (Big Hat) ©
Historic Site
Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
4.3
Tide Tours ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Tide Tours
4.9
Lubaantun ©
Historic Site
Lubaantun
4.1

5
nights
Placencia

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, nightlife, and nature. Your plan 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 Pyramid House Wine Etc, and get the adrenaline pumping with Air Belize Skydiving Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Placencia online vacation planner.

You can drive from Punta Gorda to Placencia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Tours · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Taste Belize Tours ©
Food Tour
Taste Belize Tours
5.0
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
World heritage site
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
4.7
Lola Art Studio ©
Art Gallery
Lola Art Studio
4.3

1
night
Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
On the 26th (Tue), see the vivid underwater world at Lighthouse Reef and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Blue Hole.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll road trip planner.

You can fly from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Great Blue Hole ©
Geologic Formation
Great Blue Hole
4.3

6
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Belize Chocolate Company, and kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3
Belize Food Tours ©
Food Tour
Belize Food Tours
5.0

4
nights
Caye Caulker

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, shop like a local with Aria Kat Art, and look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in February, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
The Split ©
Beach
The Split
3.6
Aria Kat Art ©
Art Gallery
Aria Kat Art
5.0

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