25 days in Belize Itinerary

25 days in Belize Itinerary

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25 days in Belize Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  29​h
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Corozal Town
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  45​min
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Placencia
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  45​min
Hopkins
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
Johannesburg

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Estuary of Caye Caulker and The Split. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Michael's Blue Coral Gallery & Gifts. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Caye Caulker is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Caye Caulker due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, you will find days in Caye Caulker are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Corozal Town.

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The Split ©
The Split
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

1
day
Corozal Town

Corozal Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santa Rita Archaeological Site.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Caye Caulker to Corozal Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Corozal Town sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Pedro.

Things to do in Corozal Town

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Santa Rita Archaeological Site ©
Santa Rita Archaeological Site

6
days
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Shark Ray Alley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Secret Beach. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, choose your vessel at Kitexplorer San Pedro, indulge your taste buds at Moho Chocolate, and stop by 12 Belize.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Corozal Town to San Pedro in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Ambergris Caye
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas & Wellness

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nim Li Punit (Big Hat) and Lola Art Studio. Get in touch with nature at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Pumpkin Caye. Take a break from Placencia with a short trip to Living Maya Experience in Big Falls, about 2 hours away. Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get outside with Silk Caye, look for gifts at Treasure Box, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro to Placencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Placencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Placencia

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), Living Maya Experience
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Silk Caye ©
Silk Caye
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maya Center Mayan Museum and Studio Gallery Cayetano. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Garimaya Gift Shop. Explore Hopkins' surroundings by going to Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan) and Dangriga (Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve & Marie Sharp's Fine Foods Limited). There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and get engrossed in the history at Gulisi Garifuna Museum.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Placencia to Hopkins in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hopkins are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hopkins

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Dangriga, Blue Hole National Park
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

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