12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
1
San Pedro
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  15​min
2
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cayo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
5
Belize City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cancun

2
nights
San Pedro

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Ocean Essence Day Spa. The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll through Shark Ray Alley, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stop by 12 Belize.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro day trip tool .

Cancun, Mexico to San Pedro is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Cancun to San Pedro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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River Rafting & Tubing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at The Split and then hike along The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker road trip planner .

Caye Caulker is just a short distance from San Pedro. In December, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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The Split ©
The Split
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

3
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 25th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Placencia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Caye Caulker to Placencia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Placencia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Placencia

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Caracol. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project and then explore the fascinating underground world of MayaWalk Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cayo trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Placencia to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Cayo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Caracol ©
Caracol
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours

3
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, head outdoors with Goff's Caye, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belize City trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cayo to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daytime highs in Belize City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Goff's Caye, Altun Ha
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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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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