15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Antigua
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Ferry to San Pedro La Laguna
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Paseo Cayala, &more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and make a trip to The Plaza Central Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip 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 May, things will get a bit warmer in Antigua: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

1
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San Pedro La Laguna

Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Erin's All Natural Facials and Massage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Peter, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Imox.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Pedro La Laguna, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

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: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil), Panajachel (Hotel Atitlan Gardens & Reserva Natural Atitlán) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Quetzaltenango: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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. On the 28th (Fri), Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin attractions planning app.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Quetzaltenango in May; daily highs in Lanquin reach 97°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 30th (Sun), take an unorthodox tour of Tikal.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time 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.