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
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
2
Flores
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convento Santa Clara and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Volcán Pacaya and Arco de Santa Catalina. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua online journey planner .

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Portland in November, plan for much warmer days in Antigua, with highs around 74°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

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Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

1
night
Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Flores in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in November, expect Flores to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

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.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tikal National Park attractions planning tool .

Drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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Tikal ©
Tikal

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