13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Guatemala City
— 1 day
bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Chichicastenango
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Panajachel
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Antigua
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Mexico City

1
day
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Yurrita, and then get impressive views of Volcan de Fuego.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary planning tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Guatemala City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Volcan de Fuego ©
Volcan de Fuego
Iglesia Yurrita ©
Iglesia Yurrita
Museo del Ferrocarril ©
Museo del Ferrocarril

2
nights
Flores

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.
On the 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Dos Pilas, get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek, and then examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores and then delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal.

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You can fly from Guatemala City to Flores in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in July, things will get a bit warmer in Flores: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Peten
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

1
night
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Tikal has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monumento Natural Semuc Champey as well as Lanquin Caves. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Lanquin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lanquin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

2
nights
Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©
Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Lemoa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church.

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Drive from Lanquin to Chichicastenango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lanquin in July, things will get much colder in Chichicastenango: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Panajachel.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Lemoa
Highlights from your plan
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Laguna Lemoa ©
Laguna Lemoa
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales ©
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales

1
night
Panajachel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Panajachel, take an in-depth tour of Museo Lacustre de Atitlan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, and finally browse the different shops at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Panajachel online travel route planner .

Getting from Chichicastenango to Panajachel by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In July, Panajachel is a bit warmer than Chichicastenango - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo
Highlights from your plan
Museo Lacustre de Atitlan ©
Museo Lacustre de Atitlan
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis
ChocoMuseo Panajachel ©
ChocoMuseo Panajachel

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Volcan de Agua and Finca El Pilar. You'll explore and learn at La Azotea and Paseo De Los Museos. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Jose, make a trip to San Jose El Viejo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antigua trip itinerary site .

Getting from Panajachel to Antigua by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Azotea
Highlights from your plan
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo ©
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo

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