14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Peten
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + ferry:  7​h 15​min
3
Livingston
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Antigua
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Drive + Fly + bus:  19​h
End: Bratislava

1
night
Peten

Peten ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park. On your second day here, make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte, then delve into the distant past at Dos Pilas, and then delve into the distant past at Piedras Negras.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Peten day trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Peten is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Peten is minus 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Piedras Negras ©
Piedras Negras
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

2
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Tikal. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Peten to Tikal National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
day
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Livingston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

1
day
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 24th (Sun): Head underground at Lanquin Caves and then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus from Livingston to Lanquin takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in March, expect nights in Lanquin to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Imox, and then examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and then stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco.

Plan my day in Santiago Atitlan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lanquin to Santiago Atitlan in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in March: high temperatures in Santiago Atitlan hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Volcan San Pedro
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and Arco de Santa Catalina. Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Belfinart will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Museo del Ferrocarril, Paseo Cayala, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, contemplate the long history of Church of San Francisco, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip app .

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Antigua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. March in Antigua sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Highlights from your plan
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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