9 days in Tikal National Park & Flores Itinerary

9 days in Tikal National Park & Flores Itinerary

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9 days in Tikal National Park & Flores Itinerary

Start: Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tikal National Park: Peten (Isla Principal Topoxte & Yaxha National Park). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Tikal and examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Honduras, the closest major airport is Mundo Maya International Airport. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Tikal ©
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte


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 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Biotope Cahui, and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Petencito Zoo, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Flores trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing