2 weeks in Belize itinerary 14 days holiday ideas Central America backpacking
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If we only had 2 weeks: Belize itinerary

I know that spending a huge amount of time in each country you visit in order to see everything and anything is not always possible, especially if you only have a 2-week chunk of vacation from a full-time job back home. I’m often asked by people who only have a 2-week holiday from their jobs where we would prioritise in the given time. So behold! Here is my 2 weeks Belize backpacking itinerary for anyone who is tight on time but still wants to soak up the best that this incredible country has to offer.

Luckily, I’d say Belize is one of the few countries in Latin America that doesn’t need months and months of travel to explore everything. 2 weeks in Belize backpacking is actually a pretty nice amount of time. It’s easy to get around by local chicken bus (don’t forget to check out our survival guide to chicken buses in Belize), but when travelling on the mainland by public bus you have to be careful to avoid Sundays. The non-touristy parts of the country more or less shut down on this day, though direct tourist shuttles will still be available for a significantly higher price.

For this 2 weeks in Belize backpacking itinerary, I’m assuming you’re flying fresh into Belize City, but we know there are a lot of travellers who will be using this to plan their longer term trip as they cross the borders by bus from Mexico or Guatemala (and even Honduras if happy to go by boat!). If this is the case, don’t worry, with this being such a small country you can have a fair amount of flexibility in your route. Everything is connected, so just pick up the below loop wherever you plan to enter Belize.

Once you’ve solidified your 2 weeks in Belize backpacking itinerary, be sure to have a read of our things to know before you travel to Belize.


2 weeks in Belize itinerary:

Day Where Where to stay
1 Fly into Belize City, get a water taxi to Caye Caulker
2 Caye Caulker Budget: Travellers Palm Hostel

Luxe: Barefoot Caye Caulker Hotel

6 San Ignacio Budget: Bella’s Backpackers Cayo

Luxe: Ka’ana Resort & Spa

8 Hopkins Budget: Funky Dodo Backpackers’ Hostel

Luxe: Thatch Caye Resort

11 Placencia


Budget: Lydia’s Guesthouse

Luxe: Turtle Inn

14 Back to Belize City to fly home


What not to miss in your 2 weeks in Belize backpacking itinerary

Caye Caulker

  • Watching the sunset at Iguana Reef
  • Grabbing your first taste of street-grilled lobster
  • Snorkelling the world’s second largest coral reef – home to sharks, rays, turtles & manatees
  • Kayaking around the island
  • Finding paradise on Goff’s Cay
  • Cycling the island
  • Flying over the Great Blue Hole

Read the full Caye Caulker guide here.


San Ignacio

  • Exploring underground tunnels and sacrificial burial sites in the ATM caves



  • Soaking up Garifuna culture
  • Cycling through nearby villages



  • Relaxing on Belize’s best beach
  • Rum-tasting at Big Titty Rum
  • Enjoying cocktails on the beach at the Tipsy Tuna

Read the full Placencia guide here.

Beach Things to do in Placencia Belize backpacking | 2 weeks in Belize itinerary travel plan


Not yet dead-set on 2 weeks in Belize backpacking?

If you haven’t yet decided where in Latin America to spend your 2 weeks backpacking holiday, you might also want to check these out before booking those flights!


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Last Updated on 24 September 2020 by Cuppa to Copa Travels