9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala route builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Antigua
— 3 nights
2
Flores
— 2 nights
3
Quirigua
— 1 night
4
Esquipulas
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oakland Mall and Convento Santa Clara. Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to La Merced in Guatemala City, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Mayan Creations Arts & Crafts, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take an in-depth tour of La Azotea.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antigua day trip site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Antigua is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
Oakland Mall ©
Oakland Mall
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): Head underground at Actún Can, then head outdoors with Mirador del Rey Canek, and then examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.

Plan a trip to Flores easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Antigua to Flores in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in August, with highs in Flores at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quirigua.

Things to do in Flores

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

1
night
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Quirigua tour planning site.

Traveling by bus from Flores to Quirigua takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Esquipulas.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ©
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

1
night
Esquipulas

Esquipulas ©
Esquipulas, officially Municipality of Esquipulas, whose original name was Yzquipulas, is the largest city located in the department of Chiquimula, in eastern Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Esquipulas and then experience rural life at Finca Los Girasoles.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Esquipulas trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Quirigua to Esquipulas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Esquipulas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esquipulas

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Esquipulas ©
Basilica de Esquipulas
Finca Los Girasoles ©
Finca Los Girasoles

Similar plans

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 23 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems 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 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 60 days in Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Mexico & Guatemala BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Copan Ruinas & Guatemala BY A USER FROM HONDURAS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 26 days in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans