15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Lanquin
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Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
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Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
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Antigua
— 8 nights

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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 9th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin online travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lanquin is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in November, with highs in Lanquin at 88°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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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: Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and make a trip to Central Plaza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in November: highs in Quetzaltenango hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano

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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago Atitlan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Santiago Atitlan takes 3 hours. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in November, Santiago Atitlan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Edificio de Correos Central, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more), Panajachel (Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, Casa Cakchiquel, &more) and Santa Catarina Palopo (Santa Catarina Palopo Church & Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Antigua, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trips

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

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