15 days in Belize Itinerary

15 days in Belize Itinerary

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15 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Placencia
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
4
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip maker .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Pedro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) 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
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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.
When in San Ignacio, make a side trip to see Blue Hole National Park in Belmopan, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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 (Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve & Studio Gallery Cayetano) and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, experience rural life at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, contemplate the long history of Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Placencia trip planner .

You can drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dangriga, Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve

4
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and delve into the distant past at Altun Ha.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip planner .

Belize City is very close to Placencia. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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