8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Antigua
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Peten
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Durham

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Antigua

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Mercado Central, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua travel planner.

Durham, USA to Antigua is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Antigua. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durham in October since evenings lows in Antigua dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Peten.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Peten

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte and then delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Peten fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Antigua to Peten in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites

Tikal National Park

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tikal National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
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.