17 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

17 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Zunil, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
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El Remate, Guatemala
— 1 day
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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La Democracia, Belize
— 1 night
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Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Aurora Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Guatemala City day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is La Aurora Airport. In September, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Antigua route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Panajachel visit planner.

Drive from Antigua to Panajachel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. September in Panajachel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Santa Cruz La Laguna on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Panajachel

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Manos Crucenas Artisan Store, take in the architecture and design of Santa Cruz Spanish School, and then hunt for treasures at Solola Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz La Laguna trip planner.

Getting from Panajachel to Santa Cruz La Laguna by taxi takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz La Laguna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store ©
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango ©

Chichi

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chichicastenango trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in September, things will get a bit cooler in Chichicastenango: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Zunil.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales ©
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales

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Zunil, Guatemala

Zunil ©
Zunil is a municipality in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala with a surface area of 92km2. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Fuentes Georginas.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zunil route builder site.

Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Zunil takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Zunil can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Zunil

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

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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 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park and then delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petencito Zoo, and then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Flores trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Zunil to Flores in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Zunil in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Flores, with highs around 35°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Remate.

Things to do in Flores

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

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El Remate, Guatemala

El Remate ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Remate itinerary planner.

Getting from Flores to El Remate by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in El Remate

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from El Remate to Tikal National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for La Democracia on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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La Democracia, Belize

La Democracia ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Democracia trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tikal National Park to La Democracia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in La Democracia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in La Democracia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Belize City road trip planner.

Drive from La Democracia to Belize City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

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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.
Caye Caulker is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art, and look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to San Pedro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to San Pedro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More ©
Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More

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