11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Bus
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Quetzaltenango
— 1 night
Drive
3
Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
Shuttle
5
Flores
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport

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Guatemala City

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, ChocoMuseo, &more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and delve into the distant past at Acueducto de Pinula.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City online trip itinerary builder.

Roanoke, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Roanoke in November, you will find days in Guatemala City are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are much warmer (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango online holiday planner.

Getting from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in November, Quetzaltenango is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Panajachel.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

1
night
Panajachel

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, and finally get impressive views of Lake Atitlan.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Panajachel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Panajachel when traveling from Quetzaltenango in November, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 17th (Tue), head outdoors with Aventura Grande, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lanquin visit site.

You can drive from Panajachel to Lanquin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Panajachel in November: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 88°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Flores

An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get outside with Actún Can, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, then examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Flores itinerary builder tool.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lanquin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flores, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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nights
Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

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Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

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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.