9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Retalhuleu
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Peten
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tikal National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Family-friendly places like La Aurora Zoo and Relief Map will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Church of San Francisco, & more).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City holiday builder website .

Chicago, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Guatemala City to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Panajachel.

Things to do in Guatemala City

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Antigua
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Relief Map ©
Relief Map
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Reserva Natural Atitlán and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Panajachel day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guatemala City to Panajachel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Panajachel sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

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Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán

1
night
Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. On the 12th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Retalhuleu trip planner.

Getting from Panajachel to Retalhuleu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In April, Retalhuleu is a bit warmer than Panajachel - with highs of 94°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

#Theme Parks
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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park

1
night
Peten

Peten
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Peten trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Retalhuleu to Peten takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toTikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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few
hours
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 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

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Getting from Peten to Tikal National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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Tikal ©
Tikal

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