7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Guatemala City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Volcán Pacaya, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip planner .

New York City, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Guatemala City. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Guatemala City, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
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 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lanquin vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Guatemala City to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in April, with highs in Lanquin at 99°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

2
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Tikal National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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