11 days in Belize Itinerary

11 days in Belize Itinerary

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11 days in Belize Itinerary

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and Shipstern Conservation & Management Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Santa Rita Archaeological Site. When in Orange Walk, make a side trip to see Cerros Archaeological Reserve in Cerros, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha and head outdoors with Lamanai Eco Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orange Walk tour itinerary planner .

San Diego, USA to Orange Walk is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Orange Walk: highs are around 93°F and lows about 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

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Glovers Reef Atoll

Glovers Reef Atoll
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Half Moon Caye National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glovers Reef Atoll trip site .

Traveling by bus from Orange Walk to Glovers Reef Atoll takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orange Walk in September, expect nights in Glovers Reef Atoll to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Glovers Reef Atoll

Parks Nature
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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.
Visiting Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and ReefCI will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lola Art Studio and Placencia Fellowship. Change things up with these side-trips from Hopkins: Placencia (Spas & Laughing Bird Caye National Park) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), get a taste of the local shopping with Studio Gallery Cayetano, and stop by Golden Gifts.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hopkins holiday maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options 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) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Placencia, Dangriga, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Secret Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Pedro: Caye Caulker (The Split & Aria Kat Art). And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Mexico Rocks.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro visit planner .

Getting from Hopkins to San Pedro by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough 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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