14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
2
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
4
Antigua
— 7 nights

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, and then examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago Atitlan road trip planner.

Corpus Christi, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Corpus Christi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Santiago Atitlan: highs are around 74°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chichi Cemetery and Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul. Get a sense of the local culture at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora) and Lxkik Maya Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal), Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales (in Chichicastenango) and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, and look for gifts at Yabal Handicrafts.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango trip planner.

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Quetzaltenango, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichicastenango, Tak'alik Ab'aj, Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Chichi Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano

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 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lanquin route planner.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Quetzaltenango in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lanquin: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Lanquin

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

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caoba Farms and La Recoleccion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de La Merced and Arco de Santa Catalina. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Jose, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and get impressive views of Volcan de Agua.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Antigua by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in January; daily highs in Antigua reach 74°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

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