I have a few doubts about the building of my itinerary in Guatemala (at the bottom)
Premise, my international flight is to and from Cancun. Period is from July 17 (I land at 23.50) to Aug. 14 (I depart at 16.00).
My intention would be to spend the last night in Playa del Carmen, and leave immediately on July 17 with ADO bus which departs at 00.30 to Chetumal
Since I will enter in the country from Belize City, my first stop will be Flores, and from there I would like to go south west to the highlands in the Huehuetenango area. From there I would proceed to Atitlan, Antigua, maybe Copan/Honduras, Rio Dulce, Livingston, Punta Gorda, Belize City, Chetumal, ecc ecc.
My questions are the following
Where can I can break the journey Flores – Coban - Uspatan - Sacapulas – Nebaj? I guess in Coban, so that I can make a detour to Lanquin. Can I then go from Coban to Nebaj in one day with the normal bus or the camioneta? (I mean I leave early in the morning and hope to arrive in the afternoon)
Regarding the highlands, it seems to me Todos Santos de Cuchumatan is quite far away. Do I have enough time to spend there. Should I spend more time in Nebaj instead?
Do you know if some of the roads which lead to the above mentioned villages have been destroyed by the recent earthquake?
Is Copan worth? Do I have enough time?
Thank you very much for your help. Suggestions for the itinerary are welcome
Jul 17 arrival to Cancun 22.50 - at 00.30 bus to Chetumal
Jul 18 Chetumal ---> Flores
Jul 19 Flores ---> Tikal
Jul 20 Tikal ---> Flores ---> Coban ----> Lanquin
Jul 21 Lanquin ---> Semuc Chempey ----> Lanquin
Jul 22 Lanquin ---> Coban ---> Uspatan ----> Sacapulas ----> Nebaj
Jul 23 Nebaj
Jul 24 Nebaj --> Sacapulas ----> Hueheutenango
Jul 25 Hueheutenango ---> Todos Santos de Cuchumatan
Jul 26 T S D C
Jul 27 T S D C
Jul 28 T S D C ---> Huehuetenango ---> Sacapulas ---> Santa Cruz del Quichè
Jul 29 Santa Cruz del Quichè ---> Chichicastenango
Jul 30 Chichicastenango ----> Atitlan
Jul 31 Atitlan
Aug 1 Atitlan
Aug 2 Atitlan
Aug 3 Atitlan ---> Antigua
Aug 4 Antigua
Aug 5 Antigua --> Copan
Aug 6 Copan
Aug 7 Copan ---> Rio Dulce
Aug 8 Rio Dulce ---> Casa Guatemala (Orphanage)
Aug 9 Casa Guatemala ---> Livingston
Aug 10 Livingston ---> Punta Gorda ---> Belize City ---> Caye Caulker
Aug 11 Caye Caulker
Aug 12 Caye Caulker ---> Chetumal
Aug 13 Chetumal ---> Playa del Carmen
Aug 14 departure from Cancun at 16.00