43 days in Belize Itinerary

43 days in Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  10 h
1
Placencia
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Glovers Reef Atoll
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
San Ignacio
— 9 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2 h
4
Belize City
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Caye Caulker
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  10 h
End: Calgary

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Placencia: Dangriga (Studio Gallery Cayetano & Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Outback Trails (in Kendal). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, stop by Treasure Box, relax in the rural setting at Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours, and view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Placencia trip simple and quick.

Calgary, Canada to Placencia is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Placencia is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in December, with highs in Placencia at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Glovers Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dangriga, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Outback Trails, Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
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Outback Trails ©
Outback Trails
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

2
nights
Glovers Reef Atoll

Glovers Reef Atoll ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): head off the coast to Half Moon Caye National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glovers Reef Atoll road trip planning site.

Getting from Placencia to Glovers Reef Atoll by bus takes about 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for San Ignacio on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Glovers Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Belmopan (River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Hole National Park, &more), Rio On Pools (in Augustine) and Lucas Botanical Medicinal Trail (in Camelote). There's much more to do: Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, don't miss a visit to House of Culture, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a new perspective on nature at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Glovers Reef Atoll to San Ignacio by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan, House of Culture, Rio On Pools, Lucas Botanical Medicinal Trail
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

8
nights
Belize City

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step out of Belize City with an excursion to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum, and get outside with Cavetubing5star.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Goff's Caye
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

3
nights
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.
Lighthouse Reef Atoll is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Great Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lighthouse Reef Atoll online tour planner.

You can fly from Belize City to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lighthouse Reef Atoll can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for San Pedro on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole

7
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Belize Chocolate Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Mexico Rocks.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro route maker.

Traveling by flight from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to San Pedro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

6
nights
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.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, stroll through Turneffe Reef, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and view the masterpieces at Aria Kat Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker itinerary maker website.

You can drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split

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