12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12​h
1
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Belize City
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Placencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Iguana Conservation Project and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave and explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

Plan my day in San Ignacio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

San Francisco, USA to San Ignacio is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to San Ignacio is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cayo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, and then pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get outside with Goff's Caye, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, and then meet the residents at The Belize Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip planner.

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 December, daytime highs in Belize City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Altun Ha, Goff's Caye
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Goff's Caye ©
Goff's Caye
River Rafting & Tubing
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, and then step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Placencia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Placencia is just a short distance from Belize City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Lighthouse Reef and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Blue Hole.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lighthouse Reef Atoll are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly 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

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Ray Alley and Belizean Arts. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Secret Beach Belize. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

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