22 days in Belize Itinerary

22 days in Belize Itinerary

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22 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Pedro
— 7 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Orange Walk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Belize City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Cayo
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Punta Gorda
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  3​h
6
Placencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

7
nights
San Pedro

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at Secret Beach and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get outside with Rum Punch II, tour the water at your own pace with Kitexplorer San Pedro, and stop by 12 Belize.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro trip planner .

New York City, USA to San Pedro is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. In March, San Pedro is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Orange Walk.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orange Walk day trip site .

Orange Walk is just a stone's throw from San Pedro. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Belize City.

Things to do in Orange Walk

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

3
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, identify plant and animal life at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, stop by Diamonds International, and explore the gorgeous colors at Lighthouse Reef.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Belize City visit planner .

Drive from Orange Walk to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orange Walk to Belize City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Belize City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo, Lighthouse Reef
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River Rafting & Tubing
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

5
nights
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Actun Tunichil Muknal and Rio On Pools. Do some cultural sightseeing at Xunantunich and Caracol. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Iguana Conservation Project, and take in the exciting artwork at Sak Tunich Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Belize City to Cayo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Caracol ©
Caracol
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

1
night
Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda ©
Known locally as P.G., the seaport and fishing town of Punta Gorda was once known to travelers as the place to get a boat over to Guatemala, though it has started to develop a reputation for itself.
On the 26th (Mon), look for gifts at IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Creek Cave.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Gorda online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cayo to Punta Gorda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate, Blue Creek Cave
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IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate ©
IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate

2
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.
Visiting Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve will get you outdoors. Take a break from Placencia with a short trip to Outback Trails in Kendal, about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park and stop by Treasure Box.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Placencia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Punta Gorda to Placencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Placencia are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Placencia

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Outback Trails, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails

2
nights
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 30th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, shop like a local with Red Flower Gallery, then stop by Michael's Blue Coral Gallery & Gifts, and finally trek along The Estuary of Caye Caulker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at The Split.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker trip planning app .

You can 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 March, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

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