7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle to Flores, Fly to Guatemala City
— 5 nights


Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park online vacation planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Tikal National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip


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.
For shopping fun, head to Caoba Farms or Casa de Artes. Get some cultural insight at Volcán Pacaya and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Paseo Cayala, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and take in the exciting artwork at El Fotografo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua journey planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Antigua sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala travel guide

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.