Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Drive to Tikal?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I arrive in GC on August 6 and fly out on Aug 17. This will be our first trip to Guatemala...we usually rent a car and just 'wander' around when we travel, although I do a lot of research and so have a general idea of where we want to go. So... I had originally thought we'd see some sites in Guatemala and then head into El Salvador. But after reading the Moon Guide to G and also many of this sites postings, I'm thinking we should stick to Guatemala and save El Salvador for next summer???

So, my question actually is- does anyone know if it's possible to drive from GC to Tikal?? And how long would it take? My tentative itinerary right now is:

8/6: Arrive GC, spend night and go right to Tikal on 8/7 (driving or flying...)
Aug 7/8: Tikal
Aug 9/10: Chichi and market
Aug 11/12: Drive around the Highlands area
Aug 13/14: Lake Atitlan (staying in Santiago)
Aug 15/16 Antigua
Aug 17: GC for departure

Does this sound doable? Are we missing anything we shouldn't miss? Any advice would be appreciated- Thanks!

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Looking for suggestions for 7-8 days in Mexico
  2. 2 Villahermosa, Tabasco to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
  3. 3 Playa del Carmen
  4. 4 Bicycle riding in La Pas Mexico
  5. 5 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  6. 6 Airport Transfer suggestions from Cancun
  7. 7 if we do bosque del cabo-where else can we go that is nearby?
  8. 8 Labor Day Weekend Weather in Playa Del Carmen
  9. 9 tours to gatun locks panama
  10. 10 Panama in October
  11. 11 Riviera Maya - Where to Stay?
  12. 12 hotels in oaxaca centro historico
  13. 13 loved la carolina lodge-what are similar spots in cr?
  14. 14 Hotel or House in Tulum?
  15. 15 Costa Rica First Trip -- Help
  16. 16 Red Frog Beach Resort or Popa Paradise (or another option?)
  17. 17 Driving & Camping in Baja California
  18. 18 Monteverde from Liberia
  19. 19 Uvita during green/rainy season - should we go??
  20. 20 Costa Rica: Mal Pais or Manuel Antonio?
  21. 21 San Jose, Costa Rica
  22. 22 mayan ruins family trip
  23. 23 Puerto Vallarta - charm and low key
  24. 24 Cancun / Playa del Carmen with Young Kids
  25. 25 MEXICO CITY (DF)....restaurants, fondas--looking for great food&music!
View next 25 » Back to the top