7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
2
Coban
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Antigua
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

1
day
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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip builder app .

Cincinnati, USA to Tikal National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Tikal National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coban.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
day
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia, look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coban journey maker tool .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Coban in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Coban

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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

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.
Head to Paseo Cayala and Oakland Mallfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Volcán Pacaya and Caoba Farms. Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner .

You can take a bus from Coban to Antigua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Antigua sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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