32 days in Guatemala & Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Guatemala & Mexico Itinerary

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32 days in Guatemala & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tula de Allende Municipality, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cuernavaca, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Toluca, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Taxco, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
shuttle + ferry:  7​h 15​min
10
Livingston, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Izabal, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Quirigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
14
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
15
Solola, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
17
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Floating Gardens of Xochimilco. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

Before you visit Mexico City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mexico City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Mexico City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in January: highs in Mexico City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico

San Juan Teotihuacan
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
For maps and tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Tula de Allende Municipality on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tula de Allende Municipality, Mexico

Tula de Allende Municipality
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tula de Allende Municipality trip site .

Drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Tula de Allende Municipality in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Tula de Allende Municipality

Historic Sites
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Cuernavaca, Mexico

Cuernavaca ©
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Espacio Cultural "Aqui estuvo Zapata", relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cortes.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cuernavaca trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tula de Allende Municipality to Cuernavaca in 3 hours. In February in Cuernavaca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Toluca.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco ©
River Rafting & Tubing

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Toluca, Mexico

Toluca ©
Toluca, officially called Toluca de Lerdo, is the state capital of State of Mexico as well as the seat of the Municipality of Toluca. Get out of town with these interesting Toluca side-trips: Zona Arqueologica Malinalco (in Malinalco) and Ixtapan de la Sal (Plaza Maclovia & Parque Acuatico). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico, steep yourself in history at Los Portales de Toluca, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Toluca, and engage your brain at Modelo Museum of Science and Industry.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Toluca trip planner .

Getting from Cuernavaca to Toluca by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Cuernavaca, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Toluca, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taxco.

Things to do in Toluca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ixtapan de la Sal, Zona Arqueologica Malinalco
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Catedral de Toluca ©
Catedral de Toluca
Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico ©
Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico
Zona Arqueologica Malinalco ©
Zona Arqueologica Malinalco

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Taxco, Mexico

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Taxco is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, outdoors, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco, don't miss a visit to Plaza Borda, admire the landmark architecture of Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena, and get outside with Las Pozas Azules.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taxco day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cuernavaca to Taxco takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Taxco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Taxco

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
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Las Pozas Azules ©
Las Pozas Azules
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
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 13th (Thu): meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City journey site .

Explore your travel options from Taxco to Guatemala City with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Taxco in February: highs in Guatemala City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

1
night
Flores, Guatemala

Flores
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Flores online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Flores takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in February, Flores is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You will leave for Tikal National Park on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Flores

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tikal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca and then admire the sheer force of Seven Altars.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Livingston day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Livingston, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Izabal on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Livingston

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

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Izabal, Guatemala

Izabal
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Hot waterfall and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Izabal online trip planner .

You can drive from Livingston to Izabal in 7 hours. Traveling from Livingston in February, you will find days in Izabal are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Quirigua.

Things to do in Izabal

Parks Nature
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Quirigua, Guatemala

Quirigua ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Quirigua trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Izabal to Quirigua takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
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Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally make a trip to San Jose El Viejo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip planner .

Getting from Quirigua to Antigua by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. February in Antigua sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel ©
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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis and then explore the ancient world of Iximche.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Panajachel day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. February in Panajachel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Solola.

Things to do in Panajachel

Historic Sites
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Iximche ©
Iximche
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis

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Solola, Guatemala

Solola ©
Sololá is a city in Guatemala. To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Solola trip planner .

Solola is just a short distance from Panajachel. Traveling from Panajachel in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Solola, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Solola

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
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Solola Market ©
Solola Market

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Q'umarkaj in Santa Cruz del Quiche (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, and examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichicastenango vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Solola to Chichicastenango in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Solola in February, expect nights in Chichicastenango to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Cruz del Quiche
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales ©
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales

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San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 26th (Wed), get impressive views of Volcan Atitlan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Lucas Toliman journey maker app .

Drive from Chichicastenango to San Lucas Toliman in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Lucas Toliman when traveling from Chichicastenango in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Colonial Church
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Pedro La Laguna: Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, take an in-depth tour of Tzunun' Ya', pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Pedro La Laguna online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Lucas Toliman to San Pedro La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Lucas Toliman in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro La Laguna, with lows of 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

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