20 days in Belize Itinerary

20 days in Belize Itinerary

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San Ignacio
— 4 nights
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Belize City
— 3 nights
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Placencia
— 4 nights
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
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Caye Caulker
— 2 nights

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San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
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: Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). There's lots more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, delve into the distant past at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and take a peaceful walk through Rio Bravo Forest Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip planning tool.

Bristol, UK to San Ignacio is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park, Rio On Pools
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Cavetubing5star. Change things up with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and stop by Caribbean Spice Belize.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Belize City day trip planner.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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Placencia

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.
Explore Placencia's surroundings by going to Dangriga (Studio Gallery Cayetano, Maya Center Mayan Museum, &more) and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), step off the mainland to explore Pumpkin Caye, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and look for gifts at Che'il Mayan Products.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Placencia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Belize City to Placencia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Placencia, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Dangriga, Che'il Mayan Products, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)

1
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Reef and then don't miss a visit to Great Blue Hole.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lighthouse Reef Atoll trip app.

You can fly from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lighthouse Reef Atoll are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole
Lighthouse Reef ©
Lighthouse Reef

4
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kids will enjoy Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Caye Caulker

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, then see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker tour builder app.

Ride a ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split

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