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 Green Iguana Conservation Project and Caracol. Escape the urban bustle at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and MayaWalk Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools, Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, and stroll through St Herman's Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo tour builder website.

Eugene, USA to Cayo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Eugene to Cayo. Traveling from Eugene in September, expect nights in Cayo to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Transportation
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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 Mexico Rocks. The Gallery of San Pedro and Red Flower Gallery 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 much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Ray Alley, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, and stop by Other.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Pedro trip tool.

Getting from Cayo to San Pedro by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In September in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to 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 Laughing Bird Caye National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Art n Soul Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Placencia itinerary planning tool.

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 Goff's Caye. 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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Belize, stroll through Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, stroll around Bacab Eco Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Court of Belize.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City road trip planning website.

Getting from Placencia to Belize City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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.