14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Guatemala City
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterrico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Lanquin
— 1 day
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Flores
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
7
Livingston
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Riga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, browse the different shops at Oakland Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Fontabella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Merced.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City route maker tool .

Riga, Latvia to Guatemala City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Guatemala City is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Riga in May, expect Guatemala City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterrico.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Oakland Mall ©
Oakland Mall
La Merced ©
La Merced
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

1
night
Monterrico

Monterrico ©
On the 1st (Sat), meet the residents at Tortugario Monte Rico and then identify plant and animal life at Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterrico travel route planner.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Monterrico in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guatemala City in May: high temperatures in Monterrico hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Monterrico

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii ©
Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Casa del Jade, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then relax in the rural setting at Caoba Farms, and finally delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe, examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, then take an in-depth tour of La Azotea, and finally explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Antigua itinerary planner.

Getting from Monterrico to Antigua by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monterrico in June, with highs in Antigua at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

La Azotea
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Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Casa Popenoe ©
Casa Popenoe

3
nights
Santa Cruz La Laguna

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Indian Nose and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo. Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna and Tzunun' Ya' are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Santa Cruz La Laguna to go to San Juan la Laguna and see Aj Toooneel Ixoq, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz La Laguna online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Antigua in June, Santa Cruz La Laguna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Tzunun' Ya' ©
Tzunun' Ya'

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day
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

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You can drive from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in June: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks
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Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, then identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and then delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Flores online sightseeing planner .

Take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. June in Flores sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

1
day
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Rio Dulce.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Flores to Livingston takes 6.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingston

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce

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