9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 2 nights
3
Antigua
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
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 (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Tikal National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Tikal National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin route planner .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Lanquin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Lanquin

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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo & Palacio Nacional). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lanquin to Antigua by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Antigua sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antigua

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Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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