30 days in Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

30 days in Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

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30 days in Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
San Pedro, Belize
— 9 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Orange Walk, Belize
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Cayo, Belize
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Antigua, Guatemala
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver, Canada


9
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, head outdoors with Rum Punch II, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Ray Alley.

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Vancouver, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in San Pedro hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Orange Walk.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Orange Walk, Belize

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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orange Walk online road trip planner .

Orange Walk is very close to San Pedro. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro to Orange Walk is 1 hour. In November in Orange Walk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker & Scuba & Snorkeling) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). On the 12th (Mon), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the ancient world of Altun Ha Ruins.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Belize City road trip planning site .

Drive from Orange Walk to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orange Walk to Belize City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Belize District, Caye Caulker, The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

7
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Guanacaste National Park. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the ancient world of Caracol, take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools, and contemplate the long history of Xunantunich.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo attractions 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 November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Caracol ©
Caracol

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 23rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tikal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tikal National Park driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Cayo to Tikal National Park takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Antigua on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

6
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Antigua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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