19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  29​h
1
Flores
— 1 night
2
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
shuttle + ferry:  8​h
3
Livingston
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
4
Coban
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
San Juan la Laguna
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Antigua
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
night
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 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

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

Cairo, Egypt to Flores is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Flores is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Flores at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

1
day
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 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta de Palma and Rio Dulce. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Blanca and Seven Altars.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Livingston travel route builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Livingston are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coban.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punta de Palma
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

3
nights
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orquigonia and Biotopo del Quetzal. Step out of the city life by going to Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq' and Grutas del Rey Marcos. The adventure continues: Head underground at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coban trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Coban takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in January, expect Coban to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

3
nights
San Juan la Laguna

San Juan la Laguna
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve and Finca Xetuc. Do your shopping at Solola Market and Galeria Imox. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan la Laguna: Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Spas & Wellness (in San Marcos La Laguna) and Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, and look for gifts at Lema Association.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan la Laguna trip maker .

Drive from Coban to San Juan la Laguna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. When traveling from Coban in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Juan la Laguna, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, San Marcos La Laguna, Solola Market, Volcan San Pedro, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
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Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa del Jade and Caoba Farms. Take a break from the city and head to Volcán Pacaya and Valhalla Experimental Station. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of La Azotea Cultural Center.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua vacation builder website .

Getting from San Juan la Laguna to Antigua by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Juan la Laguna in January since evenings lows in Antigua dip to 13°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Azotea, Valhalla Experimental Station
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Casa del Jade ©
Casa del Jade
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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