16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Guatemala City
— 3 nights
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Antigua
— 5 nights
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Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
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Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
5
Lanquin
— 2 nights
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Peten
— 1 night

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3
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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Guatemala City is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala, learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Guatemala City. In June, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio Palopo
Highlights from your plan
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Panajachel (Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antigua holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Antigua sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panajachel
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago Atitlan online vacation builder.

You can drive from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Chocolate Dona Pancha, and explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in June, things will get a bit cooler in Quetzaltenango: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 21st (Sun), head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lanquin road trip planning site.

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. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in June, things will get much warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Peten.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

1
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Peten

Peten ©
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte and then explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Peten online holiday planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Peten by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

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