18 days in Belize Itinerary

18 days in Belize Itinerary

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18 days in Belize Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
Cayo
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
Placencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h
Orange Walk
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  11​h
San Francisco

4
days
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MayaWalk Tours and Actun Tunichil Muknal. Get a sense of the local culture at Caracol and Art Box Belize arts & crafts center. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, stop by Rubba Dub Soap Shop, don't miss a visit to House of Culture, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cayo visit planner .

San Francisco, USA to Cayo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Cayo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Cayo are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are much warmer (78°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
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MayaWalk Tours
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Caracol

4
days
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Altun Ha Ruins. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and The Belize Zoo. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cavetubing5star, stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument, and savor the flavors at Moho Chocolate.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belize City day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cayo to Belize City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Altun Ha
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Zipline
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Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Treasure Box and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Placencia trip itinerary planning tool .

Placencia is just a stone's throw from Belize City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Caye Caulker.

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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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 17th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Red Flower Gallery and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Placencia to Caye Caulker by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In June in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Orange Walk.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Split ©
The Split
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orange Walk trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Orange Walk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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

4
days
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Ray Alley and Spas & Wellness. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Belize Sailing Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Pedro road trip planner .

San Pedro is very close to Orange Walk. Traveling from Orange Walk to San Pedro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in San Pedro sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

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