10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Antigua
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Shuttle
3
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Punta Cana International Airport

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Antigua

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, La Aurora Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antigua trip planner.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. In January, Antigua is slightly colder than Punta Cana - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Lanquin

— 1 night
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head outdoors with Aventura Grande, explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin vacation builder website.

You can drive from Antigua to Lanquin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antigua in January, with highs in Lanquin at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Flores

— 2 nights
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 (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, then delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Actún Can, look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Petencito Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Flores trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in January; daily highs in Flores reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Tikal National Park

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Flores to Tikal National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.