15 days in Belize Itinerary

15 days in Belize Itinerary

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15 days in Belize Itinerary

Calgary
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  14​h 30​min
Cayo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
La Democracia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Orange Walk
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Calgary

3
days
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. Get outdoors at Actun Tunichil Muknal and Blue Hole National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cayo trip itinerary website .

Calgary, Canada to Cayo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Calgary in April; daily highs in Cayo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Cayo

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave

2
days
Hopkins

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hopkins sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo to Hopkins takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a shuttle. May in Hopkins sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Hopkins

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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 4th (Fri), trek along The Estuary of Caye Caulker, then stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, and then kick back and relax at The Split. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Michael's Blue Coral Gallery & Gifts, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Hopkins to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Democracia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

1
day
La Democracia

La Democracia ©
On the 6th (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Lighthouse Reef and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Democracia trip planner .

Getting from Caye Caulker to La Democracia by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In May, daytime highs in La Democracia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orange Walk.

Things to do in La Democracia

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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

1
day
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 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Walk online travel planner .

Traveling by car from La Democracia to Orange Walk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Democracia to Orange Walk. In May, daytime highs in Orange Walk are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Orange Walk

#Historic Sites

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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

5
days
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Visiting Secret Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at 12 Belize, get outside with Rum Punch II, and choose your vessel at Kitexplorer San Pedro.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary maker website .

San Pedro is just a stone's throw from Orange Walk. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
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Kitexplorer San Pedro ©
Kitexplorer San Pedro

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