25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  28​h
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Izabal
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
Livingston
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Quirigua
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Lanquin
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
Coban
— 2 nights
shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Panajachel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Guatemala City
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Aberdeen

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Cerro Biotope Cahui. Step off the beaten path and head to Ruinas de Uaxactun and Jorge's Rope Swing. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petencito Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Flores journey planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Flores is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Flores due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Izabal on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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

2
nights
Izabal

Izabal ©
On the 8th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara.

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Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Izabal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Izabal sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Livingston on the 9th (Thu).

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

2
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Seven Altars and then stroll through Playa Blanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Dulce.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Livingston trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Izabal to Livingston takes 4 hours. When traveling from Izabal in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Livingston, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Quirigua.

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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

1
night
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Quirigua vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Livingston to Quirigua takes 3.5 hours. In August in Quirigua, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lanquin.

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#Historic Sites
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2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lanquin road trip site .

Getting from Quirigua to Lanquin by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Quirigua in August, expect Lanquin to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

#Nature, #Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal and then head outdoors with Candelaria Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coban online trip maker .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Coban in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Coban sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Panajachel.

Things to do in Coban

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Candelaria Caves
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chichi Cemetery and Cojolya Museum and Store. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Church and Church of St Francis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panajachel: Indian Nose (in San Pedro La Laguna) and Casa Flor Ixcaco (in San Juan la Laguna). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, whizz through the canopy at Reserva Natural Atitlán, and identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlan.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Panajachel online tour planner .

You can take a shuttle from Coban to Panajachel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coban in August: high temperatures in Panajachel hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, Casa Flor Ixcaco, Indian Nose, Chichi Cemetery, Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Chichi Cemetery ©
Chichi Cemetery
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán

5
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spas & Wellness and Volcán Pacaya. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Arco de Santa Catalina. Change things up with these side-trips from Guatemala City: Antigua (Convento Santa Clara, The Plaza Central Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Zona Viva, stroll through La Aurora Zoo, explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip maker website .

You can drive from Panajachel to Guatemala City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Panajachel in August, with highs in Guatemala City at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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