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Guatemala Intinerary

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Guatemala Intinerary

I have 2 weeks in Guatemala and I'm trying to decide how long to stay in each place I go. I start off in Antigua, was planning to stay 2 nights there, then a few days in Lake Aitlan. Here's where it gets tricky. I then plan to go to Lanquin, Flores, Tikal, Poptun (finca Ixobel) and then on to Rio Dulce and Livingston.

Does anyone have any idea how low I should plan staying in these places?


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1. Re: Guatemala Intinerary

You can do the math pretty easy. Figure a day travel between places (on average). So if you try to make all the stops on your itinerary you will be spending every other day traveling, with one day in each location.

That may be great for you, but I would trim a location or two off and save them for next time. Lanquin is the furthest off the route.

Rio Dulce and Livingston are both in the same location (mas o menos).

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2. Re: Guatemala Intinerary

You'd be spending most of your time traveling, with very little time to visit and explore. I just tried out an itinerary for those places and it really doesn't work. I'd suggest dropping Lanquin and Poptun.

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3. Re: Guatemala Intinerary

I agree with the above - too much for 2 weeks unless you want every other day to be a transition day where you pack up and sit in a vehicle much of the day; those days can be surprisingly tiring and not very fun.

I'd spend 3 nights in Antigua, 4-5 nights on the lake, at least 2 nights in the Petén, then pick one other place for the rest.

My photos, blogs, travelogues, and reviews are below in case you'd like to check them out. Happy trails!


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4. Re: Guatemala Intinerary

Thank you for your suggestion! Very helpful!

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