13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Guatemala City
— 1 night
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
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Flores
— 2 nights
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Tikal National Park
— Few hours
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San Lucas Toliman
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 1 night
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Antigua
— 3 nights

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©

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The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 14th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, then make a trip to Relief Map, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Guatemala City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Guatemala City. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in March: highs in Guatemala City hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh

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Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Lanquin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in March, with highs in Lanquin at 40°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, then head outdoors with Actún Can, and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Petencito Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Flores trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in March, you will find days in Flores are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll set off for San Lucas Toliman on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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San Lucas Toliman

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get impressive views of Volcano Toliman and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Lucas Toliman trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Tikal National Park to San Lucas Toliman with the Route module. March in San Lucas Toliman sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcano Toliman ©
Volcano Toliman

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Santa Cruz La Laguna

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Manos Crucenas Artisan Store, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Santa Cruz Spanish School, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz La Laguna itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Lucas Toliman to Santa Cruz La Laguna in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Lucas Toliman in March since evenings lows in Santa Cruz La Laguna dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store ©
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School

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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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua online trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Antigua in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antigua, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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