22 days in Guatemala Itinerary

22 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala travel planner

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Antigua
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Antigua
— 9 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flores
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
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Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Indore

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Antigua

— 9 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Iximche (in Panajachel) and Guatemala City (Avenida La Reforma, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

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Indore, India to Antigua is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 11.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indore in June; daily highs in Antigua reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tikal National Park

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Antigua to Tikal National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
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Flores

— 4 nights
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Flores is known for historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, get outside with Actún Can, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Flores online day trip planner.

Drive from Tikal National Park to Flores in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Flores sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Lanquin

— 1 night
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 1st (Thu): Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then get outside with Aventura Grande.

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Take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Quetzaltenango

— 5 nights
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo), Retalhuleu (Xocomil & Xetulul Theme Park) and Panajachel (Church of St Francis & Reserva Natural Atitlán). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas, pause for some serene contemplation at San Andres Xecul, and explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal.

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Drive from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lanquin in July, things will get cooler in Quetzaltenango: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.