9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  8​h
2
Panajachel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Guatemala City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park vacation builder tool .

Chicago, USA to Tikal National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll set off for Panajachel on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Thirteen Threads Fair Trade Store and Maya Women's Center, explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Atitlan and then whizz through the canopy at Reserva Natural Atitlán.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Panajachel tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Tikal National Park to Panajachel in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Panajachel can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens

3
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get in touch with nature at Volcán Pacaya and La Aurora Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (Arco de Santa Catalina, The Plaza Central Park, & more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Palacio Nacional and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip planning website .

Getting from Panajachel to Guatemala City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Panajachel in April; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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