24 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Guatemala City
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Guatemala City
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichicastenango
— 6 nights
Bus to Los Encuentros, Taxi to San Pedro La Laguna
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 1 night
Taxi to Los Encuentros, Bus to Chichicastenango
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Chichicastenango
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Flores
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Izabal
— 2 nights
Bus
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Guatemala City
— 1 night
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Guatemala City — 1 night

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Guatemala City is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Guatemala City is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect nights in Guatemala City to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Chichicastenango.
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Chichicastenango — 6 nights

Chichi

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
Take a break from the city and head to Ati Divers and Laguna Lemoa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santo Tomas Church and Q'umarkaj. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichicastenango: Parque Ecologico Chajil Siwan (in Totonicapan) and Solola Market (in Solola). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, and contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chichicastenango route planner.

Traveling by car from Guatemala City to Chichicastenango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Guatemala City in April: high temperatures in Chichicastenango hover around 28°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to San Pedro La Laguna.
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San Pedro La Laguna — 1 night

Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, and then explore the activities along Lago de Atitlan. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter, then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Imox.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Pedro La Laguna day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Chichicastenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chichicastenango in April: highs in San Pedro La Laguna hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Chichicastenango.
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Chichicastenango — 3 nights

Chichi

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from San Pedro La Laguna to Chichicastenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from San Pedro La Laguna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chichicastenango, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Lanquin.
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Lanquin — 2 nights

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, then head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and finally Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin route planning website.

Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Lanquin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chichicastenango in April; daily highs in Lanquin reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Flores.
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Flores — 3 nights

An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Get outdoors at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas and Cerro Biotope Cahui. Get a sense of the local culture at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Dos Pilas. It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Mirador de Canek and Head underground at Actún Can.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Flores journey maker.

Take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in April, plan for little chillier days in Flores, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tikal National Park.
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Tikal National Park — 3 nights

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izabal.
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Izabal — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sand Bay and then contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Izabal trip planner.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Izabal by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Izabal sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Guatemala City on the 24th (Mon).
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Guatemala City — 1 night

Guate

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Acueducto de Pinula and then make a trip to Relief Map.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Izabal to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Izabal in April, things will get slightly colder in Guatemala City: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Guatemala travel guide

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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.
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Rio Dulce travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Beaches · Castles
An attractive and culturally interesting region, Rio Dulce centers around the river of the same name, and the communities that have grown on its banks. The river supports a rich ecosystem, offering some of the region's most popular natural sights, with boat trips on the river chief among the most popular things to do in Rio Dulce. The Garifuna town at the point where the river flows out into the Caribbean represents Rio Dulce's main urban area, with a relaxed vibe, impressive cultural and historical sites, and popular local cuisine.
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