15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
bus:  30​min
1
Antigua
— 2 nights
shuttle:  3​h
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
El Remate
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Flores
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Guatemala City
— 1 night
End: Guatemala City

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.
Guatemalan Tour Guide Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido, then stop by Casa El Patio, and finally see the top attractions with Guatemalan Tour Guide Day Tours. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Caoba Farms, relax in the rural setting at Valhalla Experimental Station, and then see the interesting displays at Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A..

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip itinerary maker.

Guatemala City to Antigua is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Valhalla Experimental Station
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Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo ©
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo

2
nights
San Pedro La Laguna

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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, then stop by Lema Association, then get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Salud Para Vida The Health Food Store, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro La Laguna custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antigua in October, with highs in San Pedro La Laguna at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

3
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grutas Las Marias and Lanquin Caves. Take a break from the city and head to Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Aventura Grande.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lanquin holiday planner.

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Lanquin in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lanquin when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to El Remate.

Things to do in Lanquin

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

4
nights
El Remate

El Remate ©
Change things up with a short trip to Yaxha in Peten (about 50 minutes away).

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read El Remate itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Lanquin to El Remate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Flores on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in El Remate

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yaxha National Park
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Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park

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 (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, then get outside with Cuevas de Ak'tun Kan, and then identify plant and animal life at Las Guacamayas Biological Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Uaxactun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Flores trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from El Remate to Flores takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©

1
night
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 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Aurora Zoo and then have fun and explore at Childrens Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City trip builder.

Fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Guatemala City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala ©
Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala

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