10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  18​h 15​min
1
Antigua
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
2
Flores
— 2 nights
shuttle:  3​h 30​min
3
Coban
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Izabal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Puerto Barrios
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Antigua

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): experience rural life at Valhalla Experimental Station, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take a stroll through Zona Viva. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa del Jade, then see the interesting displays at La Azotea Cultural Center, then look for gifts at Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip itinerary maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Antigua is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Antigua, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Azotea, Zona Viva, Valhalla Experimental Station
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Zona Viva ©
Zona Viva
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Valhalla Experimental Station ©
Valhalla Experimental Station

2
nights
Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui and then identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, then examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Flores online trip maker .

Getting from Antigua to Flores by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in December; daily highs in Flores reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coban.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirador del Rey Canek, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

2
nights
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz and then identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal and then Head underground at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coban planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Flores to Coban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In December, Coban is a bit cooler than Flores - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Izabal.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

1
night
Izabal

Izabal
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Cascada de Agua Caliente.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Izabal trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Coban to Izabal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coban in December: high temperatures in Izabal hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Barrios.

Things to do in Izabal

Nature Parks

1
night
Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios
Puerto Barrios is a city in Guatemala, located within the Gulf of Honduras. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de La Inmaculada Concepcion and then kick back and relax at Punta de Palma.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Barrios road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Izabal to Puerto Barrios takes 2 hours. Traveling from Izabal in December, you will find days in Puerto Barrios are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Barrios

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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