15 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Volcán Pacaya and Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de La Merced and Casa Popenoe are in your itinerary. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, and get impressive views of Volcan de Agua.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Antigua online trip itinerary builder.

Lisbon, Portugal to Antigua is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lisbon to Antigua. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Antigua reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Pedro.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Secret Beach Belize and The Split. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belizean Arts and Red Flower Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at 12 Belize.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Tikal National Park to San Pedro by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in San Pedro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get outdoors at Blue Hole National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Museum of Belize. Go for a jaunt from Belize City to La Democracia to see The Belize Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument, and examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Belize City trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Belize City by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Hole National Park, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

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