8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  33​h
1
Antigua
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Durban

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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, stop by Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua road trip planning site .

Durban, South Africa to Antigua is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in November, things will get little chillier in Antigua: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
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 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tikal.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 5th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Palacio Nacional, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, then examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo Cayala.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guatemala City online vacation maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Guatemala City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala

Similar Plans

11 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in South America, Central America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala, Chiapas & Guadalajara BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala & Belize City BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Mexico & Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans