10 days in Belize Itinerary

10 days in Belize Itinerary

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10 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
San Ignacio
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h
3
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit San Pedro, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ottawa, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in January, with highs in San Pedro at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, then shop like a local with Sak Tunich Art Gallery, and then Head underground at Barton Creek Cave.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Ignacio holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Sak Tunich Art Gallery
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

4
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belize City: Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline (in Belmopan) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, stop by Diamonds International, get a new perspective on nature at St John's Cathedral, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Belize City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing and Jungle Zipline, The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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