19 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

19 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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19 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
2
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
6
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  21​h 45​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.
To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Antigua trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Antigua is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lisbon to Antigua due to the time zone difference. In November, Antigua is somewhat warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Lanquin on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Step out of Lanquin with an excursion to Parque Nacional Las Victorias in Coban--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lanquin holiday planning app .

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santiago Atitlan in November, with highs in Lanquin at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Coban
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Parque Nacional Las Victorias ©
Parque Nacional Las Victorias
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

2
nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the ancient world of Tikal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Lanquin to Tikal National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for San Pedro on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, then look for gifts at 12 Belize, and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of San Pedro, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Pedro holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tikal National Park to San Pedro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in San Pedro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Skydiving

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach Belize.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro trip planning site .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Belize Chocolate Company ©
Belize Chocolate Company

2
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Step out of Caye Caulker to go to Belize City and see The Belize Sign Monument, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop, kick back and relax at The Split, and identify plant and animal life at Shark Ray Alley.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Caye Caulker trip builder app .

You can drive from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in an hour. In November in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shark Ray Alley, The Belize Sign Monument
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split

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