9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Livingston
— 1 night
ferry + shuttle:  8​h
2
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Guatemala City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Livingston online tour builder .

Chicago, USA to Livingston is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. In April, Livingston is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F. You'll set off for Tikal National Park on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Livingston

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

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.
On the 10th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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

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.
Do your shopping at Paseo Cayala and Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales. Change things up with these side-trips from Guatemala City: Antigua (Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, buy something for everyone on your list at Oakland Mall, make a trip to Relief Map, and wander the streets of Zona Viva.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guatemala City visit planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Guatemala City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April in Guatemala City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Shopping, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala
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Volcán Pacaya

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