9 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Peten, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, and then don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antigua route builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in March; daily highs in Antigua reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Metropolitana
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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Peten, Guatemala

Peten ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Actún Can, explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Peten road trip planner.

Fly from Antigua to Peten in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flores
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Actún Can ©
Actún Can

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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.
Before you visit Tikal National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Peten to Tikal National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for Belize City on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Belize, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, and then meet the residents at The Belize Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belize City tour planning app.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Belize City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Belize City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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River Rafting & Tubing
St John's Cathedral ©
St John's Cathedral
Museum of Belize ©
Museum of Belize

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., and then browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Pedro online road trip planner.

You can fly from Belize City to San Pedro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Caye Coffee Roasting Co. ©
Caye Coffee Roasting Co.

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