24 days in Guatemala & Belize City Itinerary

24 days in Guatemala & Belize City Itinerary

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coban, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flores, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belize City, Belize
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Guatemala City, Guatemala — 2 nights

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Avenida La Reforma.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Guatemala City. In July in Guatemala City, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Antigua.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Antigua, Guatemala — 3 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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua travel tool.

Take a shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — 1 night

Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Central Plaza and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas.

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

You can drive from Antigua to Quetzaltenango in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antigua in July, with highs in Quetzaltenango at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Panajachel.
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Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Panajachel, Guatemala — 4 nights

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.
Panajachel is known for parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago de Atitlan, discover the deep blue sea with Ati Divers, see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, and explore the ancient world of Iximche.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Panajachel travel planning app.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in July, things will get a bit warmer in Panajachel: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coban.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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Coban, Guatemala — 2 nights

Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Orquigonia and then take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas del Rey Marcos.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coban driving holiday website.

You can drive from Panajachel to Coban in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Coban are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flores.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Flores, Guatemala — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing and then stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Flores trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Coban to Flores in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, Flores is a bit warmer than Coban - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belize City.
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Wildlife · Parks
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Belize City, Belize — 7 nights

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan). On the 28th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, get outside with Cavetubing5star, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Community Baboon Sanctuary Visitor Center and Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Flores to Belize City in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Flores in July since evenings lows in Belize City dip to 30°C.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Side Trips
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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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Lake Atitlan travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Bodies of Water · Ruins
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.
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