9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Peten
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Livingston
— 1 day
+4
ferry + foot + bus + foot + bus:  10​h
5
Panajachel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Guatemala City

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nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio Nacional and Catedral Metropolitana. Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Museo del Ferrocarril will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Cerro de la Cruz, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Guatemala City itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Guatemala City. In December, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

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Antigua
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

1
night
Peten

Peten ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park and then make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Peten itinerary planner.

You can fly from Guatemala City to Peten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

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

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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day
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Livingston, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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Panajachel

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Atitlan and Indian Nose. You'll explore and learn at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum and Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya. Change things up with a short trip to Colonial Church in Santiago Atitlan (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Iximche, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Panajachel trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Livingston to Panajachel takes 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Livingston in December, with highs in Panajachel at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Panajachel

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Lake Atitlan, Colonial Church, Indian Nose
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Iximche ©
Iximche
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

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