16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Flores
— 3 nights
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Puerto Barrios
— 1 night
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Izabal
— 2 nights
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Esquipulas
— 1 night
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Coban
— 2 nights
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San Marcos La Laguna
— 1 night
7
Antigua
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Cerro Biotope Cahui will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Catedral de Flores. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing.

Plan my trip to Flores with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Flores is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Flores, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in December, expect Flores to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Barrios.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

1
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Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios
Puerto Barrios is a city in Guatemala, located within the Gulf of Honduras. On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de La Inmaculada Concepcion and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta de Palma.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Barrios trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Flores to Puerto Barrios takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Izabal.

Things to do in Puerto Barrios

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Izabal

Izabal ©
On the 6th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs and then contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Sand Bay.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Izabal vacation planner.

Drive from Puerto Barrios to Izabal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puerto Barrios in December, expect nights in Izabal to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Esquipulas.

Things to do in Izabal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ©

1
night
Esquipulas

Esquipulas ©
Esquipulas, officially Municipality of Esquipulas, whose original name was Yzquipulas, is the largest city located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): experience rural life at Finca Los Girasoles, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Esquipulas.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Esquipulas sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Izabal to Esquipulas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izabal in December: high temperatures in Esquipulas hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Esquipulas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Basilica de Esquipulas ©
Basilica de Esquipulas
Finca Los Girasoles ©
Finca Los Girasoles

2
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Coban

Coban ©

Imperial City

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal and then explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas del Rey Marcos.

Plan my day in Coban using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Esquipulas to Coban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Esquipulas in December, with highs in Coban at 25°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Grutas del Rey Marcos ©
Grutas del Rey Marcos

1
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San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna ©
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, browse the exhibits of Galeria Imox, then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and finally stop by Lema Association.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Marcos La Laguna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coban to San Marcos La Laguna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coban in December since evenings lows in San Marcos La Laguna dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Azotea and Caoba Farms. La Recoleccion and Convento Santa Clara will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to San Jose El Viejo, stop by Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, and steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from San Marcos La Laguna to Antigua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antigua when traveling from San Marcos La Laguna in December, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms

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