12 days in Guatemala Itinerary

12 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Flores
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
Ferry to Panajachel, Shuttle to Antigua
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Antigua
— 4 nights
Shuttle

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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip app.

Guatemala City to Tikal National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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nights
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 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Petencito Zoo, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. On the next day, get outside with Actún Can, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, then gear up at Kayak Rental Lacandon, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Flores online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Flores sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Aventura Grande, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lanquin journey builder website.

Traveling by shuttle from Flores to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flores in November: highs in Lanquin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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San Pedro La Laguna

Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro La Laguna: Reserva Natural Atitlán (in Panajachel), Ixmucane Holistic Healing (in Tzununa) and Chichicastenango (Chichi Cemetery & Santo Tomas Church). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, get the adrenaline pumping with Los Elementos Adventure Center, surround yourself with nature on Geo Travel Guatemala, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro La Laguna sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lanquin to San Pedro La Laguna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lanquin in November, plan for little chillier days in San Pedro La Laguna, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

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You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in November since evenings lows in Antigua dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala travel guide

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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.