8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Sacramento



— 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.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Iglesia Santo domingo & La Aurora Zoo). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua tour planning app.

Sacramento, USA to Antigua is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Antigua are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip


— 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 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Museums · Parks · Wildlife


— 2 nights
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin vacation planner.

Take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lanquin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Guatemala travel guide

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.