15 days in Belize Itinerary

15 days in Belize Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belize trip itinerary builder

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Travel:  5 h
4
Glovers Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Placencia
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 15 min
6
Belmopan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker sightseeing tool.

Newark, USA to Caye Caulker is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Caye Caulker due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: high temperatures in Caye Caulker hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split

3
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mexico Rocks will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, look for gifts at 12 Belize, and browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Pedro day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

1
night
Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Great Blue Hole.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Lighthouse Reef Atoll can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Glovers Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

1
night
Glovers Reef Atoll

Glovers Reef Atoll ©
On the 22nd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Half Moon Caye National Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glovers Reef Atoll sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Glovers Reef Atoll. In January, daily temperatures in Glovers Reef Atoll can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Placencia.

Things to do in Glovers Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Explore Placencia's surroundings by going to Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum & Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), stop by Che'il Mayan Products, take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Placencia trip itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Glovers Reef Atoll to Placencia in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Placencia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dangriga, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), Che'il Mayan Products, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

3
nights
Belmopan

Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
On the 27th (Mon), Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Belmopan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Placencia to Belmopan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, Green Iguana Conservation Project, River Rafting & Tubing, The Belize Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal

Similar Plans

18 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 30 days in Belize BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Central America BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Belize BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Belize BY A USER FROM BELIZE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Belize & Guatemala BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Guatemala & Belize BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans