10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antigua
— 3 nights
2
Retalhuleu
— 1 night
3
Quetzaltenango
— 1 night
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
5
Guatemala City
— 3 nights

3
nights
Antigua

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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Antigua is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at XULIK Parque Museo, then get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park, and then cool off at Xocomil.

Plan my trip to Retalhuleu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Antigua to Retalhuleu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in June; daily highs in Retalhuleu reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

XULIK Parque Museo
Highlights from your plan
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo

1
night
Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, stop by Chocolate Dona Pancha, and then explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Retalhuleu to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Retalhuleu in June, expect nights in Quetzaltenango to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Chocolate Dona Pancha ©
Chocolate Dona Pancha

1
night
Lanquin

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 13th (Sun): get outside with Aventura Grande, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin trip planner.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Quetzaltenango in June; daily highs in Lanquin reach 93°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

3
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Guatemala City is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Merced, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, and browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Guatemala City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lanquin in June: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 77°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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