12 days in Guatemala & Belize City Itinerary

12 days in Guatemala & Belize City Itinerary

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12 days in Guatemala & Belize City Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Solola, Guatemala
— 1 night
taxi:  45​min
3
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Museo del Ferrocarril, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, & more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

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

Toronto, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Antigua is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Solola.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Solola, Guatemala

Solola ©
Sololá is a city in Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro de Oro.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Solola online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Antigua to Solola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Antigua in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Solola, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Solola

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Cerro de Oro ©
Cerro de Oro
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

1
night
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
On the 29th (Sat), stroll through El Pico de Cielo, then take in the architecture and design of Santa Cruz Spanish School, and then stop by Manos Crucenas Artisan Store.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz La Laguna trip planning site .

You can drive from Solola to Santa Cruz La Laguna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Manos Crucenas Artisan Store ©
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School

1
night
Flores, Guatemala

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, then don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Flores day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Flores in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in June, with highs in Flores at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

4
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia), Caye Caulker (Aria Kat Art, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, browse the different shops at Downtown plaza, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City online route planner .

You can drive from Flores to Belize City in 4 hours. Traveling from Flores in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Belize City, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo, Altun Ha
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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