17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Lanquin
— 1 night
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Chichicastenango
— 2 nights
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Quetzaltenango
— 2 nights
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
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Antigua
— 6 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. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Aventura Grande, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin route planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Lanquin is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, Lanquin is much warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©

Chichi

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, see the interesting displays at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laguna Lemoa and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chichicastenango trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lanquin to Chichicastenango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lanquin in November: highs in Chichicastenango hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
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Historic Site
Pascual Abaj
3.9

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Central Plaza, then get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral del Espiritu Santo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango vacation website.

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Quetzaltenango, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
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Landmark
Central Plaza
3.9

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro La Laguna: Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna), Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna) and Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Aj Toooneel Ixoq, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro La Laguna online trip maker.

Drive from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Water Body
Lake Atitlan
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Volcano
Volcan San Pedro
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Volcano
Volcan Atitlan
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Museo del Ferrocarril, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, examine the collection at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Antigua road trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Antigua, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trip

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Must see
Volcán Pacaya
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Landmark
Cerro de la Cruz
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