23 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

23 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— Few hours
Shuttle
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Taxi to Santa Cruz La Laguna
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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Taxi to Panajachel, Shuttle to Antigua
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
Bus
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Flores, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
Ferry
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Belize City, Bus to Belmopan, Drive to Cayo
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Cayo, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City day trip website.

Riga, Latvia to Guatemala City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in May, with highs in Guatemala City at 31°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for Antigua on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

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Antigua, Guatemala

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 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Guatemala City to Antigua by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In May in Antigua, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Tours

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, then examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church.

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Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Chichicastenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Antigua in May: high temperatures in Chichicastenango hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Museums

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Antigua, Guatemala

You've now added Acatenango Volcano to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, then examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, and then contemplate the geological forces at Acatenango Volcano.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antigua vacation maker website.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Antigua by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichicastenango in May, things will get a bit warmer in Antigua: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Santa Cruz Spanish School. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve, and then look for gifts at Manos Crucenas Artisan Store.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz La Laguna online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Antigua in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Cruz La Laguna, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Antigua, Guatemala

On the 10th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and then pick up some new knowledge with Xibalba Joyas.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Antigua road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Antigua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for Lanquin on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Classes · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Lanquin, Guatemala

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Explore hidden gems such as Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Lanquin Caves. Go for a jaunt from Lanquin to Coban to see Grutas del Rey Marcos about 2 hours away. There's more to do: Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lanquin route planner.

You can take a bus from Antigua to Lanquin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in May: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 42°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Flores, Guatemala

An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte, explore the ancient world of Piedras Negras, then explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, then examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Flores route app.

Take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in May: highs in Flores hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize, then make a trip to Swing Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belize City attractions planner.

You can drive from Flores to Belize City in 4 hours. May in Belize City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Museums · Shopping

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Aria Kat Art and Red Flower Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Turneffe Reef and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at The Split and look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Caye Caulker using our trip planner.

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Cayo.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Cayo, Belize

Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caracol. On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Caracol, then steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then look for gifts at The Orange Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cayo trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Caye Caulker to Cayo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. In May in Cayo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Cayo

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Flores, Guatemala

On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek and then don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Flores road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cayo to Flores in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo in May, Flores is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guate

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flores to Guatemala City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Flores in May, with highs in Guatemala City at 31°C and lows at 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.