14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Antigua
— 5 nights
Drive
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Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Plaza Espana, La Aurora Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antigua travel itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Antigua is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Antigua is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Antigua: highs are around 77°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Retalhuleu (Xocomil & Xetulul Theme Park), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Panajachel (Hotel Atitlan Gardens & Reserva Natural Atitlán). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, look for gifts at Yabal Handicrafts, and get impressive views of Santiaguito Volcano.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango day trip website.

You can drive from Antigua to Quetzaltenango in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Quetzaltenango is slightly colder than Antigua - with highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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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 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then get outside with Aventura Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lanquin tour builder website.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in July, things will get much hotter in Lanquin: highs are around 93°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

2
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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 13th (Tue): make a trip to Tikal.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Tikal National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.