30 days in Belize Itinerary

30 days in Belize Itinerary

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30 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Caye Caulker
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
3
San Ignacio
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Placencia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Lighthouse Reef Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Belize City
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Panama City

5
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.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro vacation builder tool .

Panama City, Panama to San Pedro is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. September in San Pedro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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, adventure, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and stroll through The Split.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker road trip website .

You can drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Ignacio: Belmopan (Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company, Blue Hole National Park, & more) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). The adventure continues: Head underground at Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, shop like a local with Cappello's Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Iguana Conservation Project.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio travel route site .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Placencia.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, San Antonio, Rio On Pools
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Placencia: Living Maya Experience (in Big Falls), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), step off the mainland to explore Laughing Bird Caye National Park, look for gifts at Treasure Box, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Placencia trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Ignacio to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. September in Placencia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in Placencia

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Living Maya Experience, Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park

2
nights
Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Lighthouse Reef Atoll ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Great Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Lighthouse Reef.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lighthouse Reef Atoll vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Placencia to Lighthouse Reef Atoll takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lighthouse Reef Atoll, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Great Blue Hole ©
Great Blue Hole
Lighthouse Reef ©
Lighthouse Reef

6
nights
Belize City

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. On the 30th (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, delve into the distant past at Altun Ha, stroll around Memorial Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Belize City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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