14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
shuttle:  5​h
5
Flores
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, ChocoMuseo, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Nacional, make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo, and examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City trip itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Guatemala City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Guatemala City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Guatemala City, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu), XULIK Parque Museo (in Santa Cruz Mulua) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, see the interesting displays at Lxkik Maya Museum, look for gifts at Yabal Handicrafts, and explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Quetzaltenango trip simple and quick.

Traveling by bus from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Quetzaltenango. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Xetulul Theme Park, XULIK Parque Museo, Fuentes Georginas
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan travel planner .

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Santiago Atitlan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in November, Santiago Atitlan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin sightseeing planner.

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in November; daily highs in Lanquin reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Flores: Tikal National Park (Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction & Tikal). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, look for all kinds of wild species at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flores trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lanquin to Flores by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in November, expect nights in Flores to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tikal National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

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