10 days in Belize Itinerary

10 days in Belize Itinerary

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10 days in Belize Itinerary

Philadelphia
train + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
Belize City
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
Placencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Caye Caulker
— 1 night
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
Philadelphia

3
days
Belize City

Belize City
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Attractions like The Belize Zoo and Community Baboon Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. On the 3rd (Sun), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, look for gifts at Diamonds International, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Belize City trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Belize City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Belize City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in September; daily highs in Belize City reach 88°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Belize District, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo
Community Baboon Sanctuary ©
Community Baboon Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing

3
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. When in Placencia, make a side trip to see Outback Trails in Kendal, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Lola Art Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Placencia trip generator.

Placencia is just a stone's throw from Belize City. In September, daytime highs in Placencia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Outback Trails
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
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Outback Trails

2
days
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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker tour planner.

You can fly from Placencia to Caye Caulker in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro, Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

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