9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 2 nights
3
Panajachel
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + shuttle + foot + ferry:  10​h 30​min
4
Livingston
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Kelowna

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park travel itinerary planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Tikal National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kelowna to Tikal National Park due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Lanquin on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Aventura Grande and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lanquin journey planner .

Drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Lanquin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Panajachel.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Panajachel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Lanquin in May, expect Panajachel to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Livingston trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry from Panajachel to Livingston takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Panajachel in May, you will find days in Livingston are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingston

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

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