17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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17 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
Antigua
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Lanquin
— 1 day
shuttle:  7​h 15​min
4
Peten
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
5
Livingston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Izabal
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Monterrico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Guatemala City
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, and then get impressive views of volcano Agua.

Plan my day in Antigua using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Toronto, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Antigua. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature Parks
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
The Plaza Central Park ©
The Plaza Central Park
volcano Agua ©
volcano Agua

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 21st (Mon), get impressive views of Lake Atitlan.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip tool .

Traveling by car from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan

1
day
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get outside with Aventura Grande, take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin journey planner .

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in October; daily highs in Lanquin reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

1
day
Peten

Peten ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Peten road trip site .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Peten in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park

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night
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Livingston travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Peten to Livingston takes 7 hours. October in Livingston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Izabal.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

3
nights
Izabal

Izabal
Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Agua Caliente and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Izabal trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Livingston to Izabal in 4 hours. October in Izabal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Izabal

Nature Parks

2
nights
Monterrico

Monterrico ©
Tortugario Monte Rico has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tortugario Monte Rico.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterrico sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Izabal to Monterrico in 6.5 hours. October in Monterrico sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Monterrico

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii ©
Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii

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, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo Cayala, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterrico to Guatemala City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monterrico in October: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zona Viva ©
Zona Viva
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

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