21 days in Belize Itinerary

21 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kelowna
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  12 h
1
Caye Caulker
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Glovers Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Placencia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
San Ignacio
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2 h
5
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
End: Kelowna

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Split and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Aria Kat Art and Red Flower Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through The Estuary of Caye Caulker, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker tour itinerary planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Caye Caulker is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Kelowna to Caye Caulker, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Glovers Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split

1
night
Glovers Reef Atoll

Glovers Reef Atoll ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Half Moon Caye National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glovers Reef Atoll travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Caye Caulker to Glovers Reef Atoll in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Glovers Reef Atoll can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Placencia.

Things to do in Glovers Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lola Art Studio and Studio Gallery Cayetano. Get outdoors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef). Step out of Placencia with an excursion to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve in Dangriga--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Che'il Mayan Products, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Placencia road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Glovers Reef Atoll to Placencia takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dangriga, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), Che'il Mayan Products, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

3
nights
San Ignacio

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Visiting ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Rio On Pools will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Hole National Park in Belmopan (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Placencia to San Ignacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park, Rio On Pools
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools

4
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Goff's Caye, stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of Belize, and don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City visit planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Belize City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Goff's Caye
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
River Rafting & Tubing
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Great Blue Hole.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Lighthouse Reef Atoll are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

4
nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Mexico Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Secret Beach Belize, stop by 12 Belize, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro online journey planner.

Getting from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. February in San Pedro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

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