8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  26​h
1
Flores
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
3
Coban
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Antigua
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, then explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planner .

Paris, France to Flores is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Flores. In July, Flores is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

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 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tikal.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal.

Start your trip to Coban by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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 July, daily temperatures in Coban can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arco de Santa Catalina and Convento de las Capuchinas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Cerro de la Cruz. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, view the masterpieces at Belfinart, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua holiday planner.

Getting from Coban to Antigua by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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