17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Peten
— 2 nights
2
Lanquin
— 2 nights
3
Quetzaltenango
— 2 nights
4
Panajachel
— 3 nights
5
Antigua
— 2 nights
6
Guatemala City
— 5 nights

2
nights
Peten

Peten ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dos Pilas, then don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte, and then explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Peten trip planner.

San Jose Succotz, Belize to Peten is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Peten

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

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 29th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin online route builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Peten to Lanquin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Coban
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq' ©
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Espiritu Santo, and then make a trip to Central Plaza. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas and then contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lanquin in May, things will get much colder in Quetzaltenango: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Panajachel.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fuentes Georginas
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Central Plaza ©
Central Plaza

3
nights
Panajachel

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Panajachel is known for wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens, and explore the ancient world of Iximche.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Panajachel journey site.

Getting from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quetzaltenango in May, with highs in Panajachel at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Iximche ©
Iximche

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally make a trip to The Plaza Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Antigua travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Panajachel to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

5
nights
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: explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City itinerary planner.

Getting from Antigua to Guatemala City by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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