22 days in Belize Itinerary

22 days in Belize Itinerary

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Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Drive to Cayo
— 3 nights
Drive to Belmopan, Fly to San Pedro
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 5 nights
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Belize City
— 7 nights
Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Eugene


Cayo — 3 nights

Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Explore hidden gems such as Caracol and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Escape the urban bustle at Green Iguana Conservation Project and Barton Creek Cave. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools, catch a ride with MayaWalk Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St Herman's Cave.

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Eugene, USA to Cayo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Eugene to Cayo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Eugene in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Cayo, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro.
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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye — 5 nights

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Secret Beach Belize and Parasailing & Paragliding. The Gallery of San Pedro and Aria Kat Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore San Pedro's surroundings by going to Caye Caulker (Turneffe Reef, The Estuary of Caye Caulker, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Ray Alley, get a taste of the local shopping with Belize Chocolate Company, and explore the gorgeous colors at Mexico Rocks.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Cayo to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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Lighthouse Reef Atoll — 1 night

Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
On the 24th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Great Blue Hole.

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You can fly from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 3.5 hours. In September in Lighthouse Reef Atoll, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Placencia.
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Placencia — 4 nights

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Gulisi Garifuna Museum. When in Placencia, make a side trip to see Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga, approximately Dangriga away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, view the masterpieces at Art n Soul Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship.

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Traveling by flight from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Placencia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Belize City.
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Belize City — 7 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Queen Street Baptist church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Belize City to Rock Stone Pond to see Altun Ha about 50 minutes away. On the 30th (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Museum of Belize, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, admire the landmark architecture of Supreme Court of Belize, and make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument.

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Getting from Placencia to Belize City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Belize travel guide

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.