12 days in Guatemala Itinerary

12 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Guatemala City
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
2
Livingston
— 2 nights
Ferry + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 45 min
4
Huehuetenango
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Antigua
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip itinerary maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Guatemala City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 74°F and lows reach 53°F. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Livingston.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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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 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Livingston tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Guatemala City to Livingston in 6.5 hours. In January, Livingston is a bit warmer than Guatemala City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

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

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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 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Huehuetenango.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango ©
Huehuetenango is a city and a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala. Change things up with a short trip to Unicornio Azul in Chiantla (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: get great views at Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri and delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Zaculeu.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huehuetenango trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Tikal National Park to Huehuetenango takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Huehuetenango are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll set off for Antigua on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Huehuetenango

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Unicornio Azul
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Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri ©
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri

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Antigua

Antigua ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina and then don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip maker tool.

Getting from Huehuetenango to Antigua by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Huehuetenango in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antigua, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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