12 days in Belize Itinerary

12 days in Belize Itinerary

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12 days in Belize Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Orange Walk
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Caye Caulker
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hopkins
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
La Democracia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
6
Cayo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + shuttle + Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Orange Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cerros Archaeological Reserve and then delve into the distant past at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Walk trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Orange Walk is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in Orange Walk at 41°C and lows at 29°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Orange Walk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Altun Ha, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Cerros Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

2
nights
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Secret Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a taste of the local shopping with Belizean Arts, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro attractions website .

San Pedro is just a short distance from Orange Walk. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Orange Walk in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Pedro: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Caye Caulker.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 3.5 hours. In August in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hopkins

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hopkins vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Hopkins in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to La Democracia.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
La Democracia

La Democracia ©
On the 4th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo and then explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef).

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Democracia online trip builder .

Getting from Hopkins to La Democracia by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in La Democracia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in La Democracia

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

1
night
Cayo

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Xunantunich, and then learn more about the world around you at Chaa Creek Natural History Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo trip planner .

Getting from La Democracia to Cayo by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Cayo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo

Museums Historic Sites
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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