11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Orange Walk
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Glovers Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
3
Hopkins
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
4
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Orange Walk

Orange Walk ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Santa Rita Archaeological Site. Get in touch with nature at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Lamanai Eco Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Walk: Cerros Archaeological Reserve (in Cerros) and Shipstern Conservation & Management Area (in Sarteneja).

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Walk road trip website.

San Diego, USA to Orange Walk is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Orange Walk is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect Orange Walk to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Glovers Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Orange Walk

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cerros Archaeological Reserve, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Santa Rita Archaeological Site, Shipstern Conservation & Management Area
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Shipstern Conservation & Management Area ©
Shipstern Conservation & Management Area

1
night
Glovers Reef Atoll

Glovers Reef Atoll ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Half Moon Caye National Monument.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glovers Reef Atoll travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Orange Walk to Glovers Reef Atoll by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orange Walk to Glovers Reef Atoll. While traveling from Orange Walk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glovers Reef Atoll, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Glovers Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument

3
nights
Hopkins

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.
Get outdoors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef). Lola Art Studio and Placencia Fellowship are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hopkins: Placencia (Spas, ReefCI, &more) and Dangriga (Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve & Studio Gallery Cayetano). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Golden Gifts.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hopkins trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glovers Reef Atoll to Hopkins. In September, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Placencia, Dangriga, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

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nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
We've included these beaches for you: Secret Beach Belize and The Split. Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Skydiving. Take a break from San Pedro with a short trip to Aria Kat Art in Caye Caulker, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mexico Rocks.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Pedro trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Hopkins to San Pedro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

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