9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Flores
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Antigua
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park tour itinerary tool .

Montreal, Canada to Tikal National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Tikal National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Flores can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 26th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lanquin online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Flores to Lanquin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Flores in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lanquin: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, then don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa del Jade. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, contemplate the long history of Church of San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe, then explore the ancient world of Convento Santa Clara, and finally don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antigua road trip planning app .

You can drive from Lanquin to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lanquin in April, with highs in Antigua at 32°C and lows at 17°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Classes
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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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