18 days in Maryland & Guatemala Itinerary

18 days in Maryland & Guatemala Itinerary

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Ocean City, United States
— 1 night
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Baltimore, United States
— 3 nights
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Sharpsburg, United States
— 2 nights
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Cumberland, United States
— 3 nights
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Panajachel
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Guatemala City
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Ocean City, United States

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
On the 28th (Wed), get all the information you need at Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Ayers Creek Adventures, stop by A Little Bit Sheepish, then admire the majestic nature at Assateague State Park, and finally tee off at Eagle's Landing Golf Course.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean City route builder app.

Washington DC to Ocean City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Baltimore, United States

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kids will enjoy National Aquarium and The Walters Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Big Escape Rooms (in Silver Spring) and U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, and relax in the rural setting at Weber's Cider Mill Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baltimore road trip tool.

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Baltimore are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sharpsburg, United States

— 2 nights
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Frog Eye Farm, then make a trip to Burnside's Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Washington Monument State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharpsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Sharpsburg in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Sharpsburg when traveling from Baltimore in November, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cumberland.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cumberland, United States

— 3 nights
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gordon-Roberts House and then stroll through Great Allegheny Passage. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at New Germany State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Swallow Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Deep Creek Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cumberland trip itinerary app.

Drive from Sharpsburg to Cumberland in 1.5 hours. In November in Cumberland, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Panajachel.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Panajachel, Guatemala

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with guateSUP, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, then make a trip to San Antonio Palopo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Panajachel trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cumberland to Panajachel. The time zone difference when traveling from Cumberland to Panajachel is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cumberland in November, you will find days in Panajachel are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Lanquin, Guatemala

— 1 night
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 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then get outside with Aventura Grande.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin driving holiday planner.

Getting from Panajachel to Lanquin by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Panajachel in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 88°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 1 night
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lanquin to Tikal National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
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Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 4 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kids will enjoy La Aurora Zoo and Museo Popol Vuh. Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Volcán Pacaya, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra, ponder the world of politics at Edificio de Correos Central, make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Guatemala City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

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.