8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala sightseeing planner

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Antigua
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Antigua
— 2 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
4
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then see Old Town Outfitters, and finally don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antigua trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Antigua is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Antigua is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Louisville in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Antigua, with highs around 74°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

3
nights
Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the mystery of Tikal.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

1
night
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 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lanquin trip maker website.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Guatemala City

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and then shop like a local with Zona Viva.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City travel route planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in November, expect Guatemala City to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.