11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip itinerary planner

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Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Quetzal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Guatemala City
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Antigua
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive

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Guatemala City

— 2 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mercado Central, Catedral Metropolitana, Avenida La Reforma, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Relief Map, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, then make a trip to Avenida La Reforma, then browse the different shops at Oakland Mall, and finally make a trip to Torre del Reformador.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Guatemala City. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Quetzal.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Puerto Quetzal

— 5 nights
For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Quetzal trip maker.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Puerto Quetzal in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in December, with highs in Puerto Quetzal at 38°C and lows at 22°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Puerto Quetzal

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Guatemala City

— 1 night

Guate

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Quetzal to Guatemala City takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Quetzal in January; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. You'll set off for Antigua on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife

Antigua

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Street market as well as La Recoleccion. On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then delve into the distant past at La Recoleccion, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Street market.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antigua sightseeing app.

Take a shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Antigua sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Panajachel

— 1 night
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Circus Bar. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Iximche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Circus Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, then make a trip to San Antonio Palopo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, and finally examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Antigua to Panajachel by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Panajachel can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Panajachel

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.