25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  27​h
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + ferry:  8​h
Livingston
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Izabal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Lanquin
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
Coban
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
Antigua
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Ruinas de Uaxactun. Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Biotope Cahui and Petencito Zoo. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Flores trip itinerary builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Flores is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Flores due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park driving holiday site .

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Livingston trip planner .

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 March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Izabal.

Things to do in Livingston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

2
nights
Izabal

Izabal ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Izabal trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Livingston to Izabal in 4 hours. While traveling from Livingston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Izabal, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Izabal

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
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Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lanquin online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Izabal to Lanquin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Izabal in March; daily highs in Lanquin reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a 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

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz and then identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coban vacation planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Coban by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Coban

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia

4
nights
Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Chicabal and Fuentes Georginas. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Atitlan and Cerro El Baul. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano and don't miss a visit to Central Plaza.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Quetzaltenango trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coban to Quetzaltenango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Coban in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Quetzaltenango, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Fuentes Georginas
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Convento Santa Clara. Get a sense of the local culture at Volcán Pacaya and Arco de Santa Catalina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, La Aurora Zoo, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Antigua driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, Antigua is a bit warmer than Quetzaltenango - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Valhalla Experimental Station
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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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