7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC



— 2 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.
Step out of Antigua with an excursion to Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena in Guatemala City--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Antigua online travel route builder.

Washington DC, USA to Antigua is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Antigua at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tikal National Park

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Tikal.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
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 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Flores online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Museums · Parks · Wildlife


— 2 nights
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 15th (Tue), Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then get outside with Aventura Grande.

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

Getting from Flores to Lanquin by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Guatemala travel guide

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.