10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Flores
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Izabal
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Guatemala City using our trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Guatemala City is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Guatemala City are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Shopping
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Flores

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.
On the 24th (Sat), head outdoors with Actún Can, identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Uaxactun.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flores day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Flores takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Actún Can ©
Actún Can

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park holiday maker app .

Getting from Flores to Tikal National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll set off for Antigua on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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Antigua

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.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, explore the ancient world of Convento Santa Clara, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Antigua trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Antigua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara

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Panajachel

Panajachel ©
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 28th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria, see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, then get interesting insight from Reserva Natural Atitlán, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, and then take in the architecture and design of Santa Cruz Spanish School.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Panajachel online trip maker .

Getting from Antigua to Panajachel by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antigua in March, with highs in Panajachel at 72°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Santa Cruz Spanish School
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Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

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Izabal

Izabal ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Izabal trip app .

Getting from Panajachel to Izabal by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Panajachel in March: high temperatures in Izabal hover around 93°F and lows are around 70°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Izabal

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
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Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

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