7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Tijuana, Fly to Antigua
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Antigua
— 4 nights
Fly to Flores, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to San Diego

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Antigua

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, La Aurora Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antigua trip builder.

San Diego, USA to Antigua is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Antigua is 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Antigua, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tikal National Park

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.