7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Shuttle
1
Antigua
— 3 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
2
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Flores
— 1 night
Shuttle
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive

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Antigua

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua day trip site.

Guatemala City to Antigua is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tikal National Park

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Flores

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, then don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Flores online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Flores, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Lanquin

— 1 night
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 13th (Sun), Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin vacation builder.

You can take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.