12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 15​min
1
Cayo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Placencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h
4
Orange Walk
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
5
San Pedro
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​min
6
Belize City
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
On the 3rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Caracol and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then tour in harmony with nature at MayaWalk Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo online route planner .

London, UK to Cayo is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get much hotter in Cayo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
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Caracol ©
Caracol
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours

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.
On the 5th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Placencia day trip site .

Getting from Cayo to Placencia by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Placencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Placencia

#Tours, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

1
night
Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through The Split, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, and then hike along The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Caye Caulker trip planner .

Fly from Placencia to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Walk.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker
The Split ©
The Split

1
night
Orange Walk

Orange Walk ©
An agricultural town that has become an economic hub, Orange Walk sits in a privileged position among ecologically diverse landscape, fertile fields, and historical ruins.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orange Walk travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Orange Walk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caye Caulker to Orange Walk due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Orange Walk are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Orange Walk

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

2
nights
San Pedro

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Secret Beach and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by 12 Belize, then stop by Belize Chocolate Company, then relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Essence Day Spa, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro day trip tool .

San Pedro is just a stone's throw from Orange Walk. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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River Rafting & Tubing
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company
12 Belize ©
12 Belize

1
night
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City route planner.

Belize City is just a stone's throw from San Pedro. In April, daytime highs in Belize City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Altun Ha
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Zipline
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River ©
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

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