20 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

20 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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20 days in Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
1
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— Few hours
2
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
4
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Flores, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
7
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Cayo, Belize
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  8​h
9
Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
10
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— Few hours
End: Riga, Latvia

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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.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip builder site .

Riga, Latvia to Guatemala City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Guatemala City is minus 8 hours. In May, Guatemala City is somewhat warmer than Riga - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

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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 7th (Tue), contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, then delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, and then get engrossed in the history at Casa del Jade. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antigua online journey planner .

You can drive from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Antigua sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Escape the urban bustle at Indian Nose and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna and Solola Market. Step out of Santa Cruz La Laguna to go to Solola and see Cerro de Oro, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz La Laguna journey planner .

Getting from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Antigua in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Cruz La Laguna, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Solola, Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, Indian Nose
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Cerro de Oro ©
Cerro de Oro

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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip website .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Lanquin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte, and then delve into the distant past at Piedras Negras. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and then delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Flores tour builder tool .

Traveling by shuttle from Lanquin to Flores takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. While traveling from Lanquin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Flores, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Peten
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Belize adventure hunters.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Belize City journey planning site .

Getting from Flores to Belize City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Nature Tours Adventure
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Caribbean Spice Belize ©
Caribbean Spice Belize

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Turneffe Reef and Caye Caulker will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at The Split, identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, stop by Little Blue Gift Shop, and take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Caye Caulker ©
Caye Caulker
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio On Pools and St Herman's Cave. Visiting Blue Hole National Park and Big Rock Falls will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Rio Frio Cave, view the masterpieces at Art Box Belize arts & crafts center, and identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo day trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Caye Caulker to Cayo in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. In May, daily temperatures in Cayo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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St Herman's Cave ©
St Herman's Cave
Rio On Pools ©
Rio On Pools
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Antigua online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Cayo to Antigua in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cayo in May, with highs in Antigua at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
Plan trip to Guatemala City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Antigua to Guatemala City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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