11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Antigua
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Peten
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tikal National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bogota

2
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, then browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala, and finally take a stroll through Zona Viva. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Yurrita, then explore the engaging exhibits at Childrens Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Guatemala City travel planning site .

Bogota, Colombia to Guatemala City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Guatemala City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bogota in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guatemala City: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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 23rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, then explore the ancient world of Convento Santa Clara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Jose, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa del Jade. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Francisco, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antigua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guatemala City to Antigua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

2
nights
Peten

Peten ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Maya Biosphere Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Peten trip maker site .

Getting from Antigua to Peten by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Maya Biosphere Reserve ©
Maya Biosphere Reserve
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park

3
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tikal and Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of National Palace of Culture, and then take a stroll through Zona Viva.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City online road trip planner .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Guatemala City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Zona Viva ©
Zona Viva
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

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