7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  13​h
1
Antigua
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
nights
Antigua

Antigua ©
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 a short trip to La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and look for gifts at Joyeria C'Santos Antigua.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip itinerary website .

Portland, USA to Antigua is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Antigua is 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in October, expect Antigua to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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 10th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lanquin tour planner .

Drive from Antigua to Lanquin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 90°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks

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 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip maker app .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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