22 days in Guatemala Itinerary

22 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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22 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chichicastenango
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
1
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Monterrico
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + ferry:  11​h 45​min
3
Livingston
— 1 night
ferry + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  10​h
5
Chichicastenango
— 14 nights
End: Chichicastenango

1
day
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, and then explore and take pictures at Finca Xetuc.

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Chichicastenango to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monterrico.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Finca Xetuc ©
Finca Xetuc

2
nights
Monterrico

Monterrico
On the 27th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tortugario Monte Rico.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterrico travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Monterrico in 4 hours. While traveling from Santiago Atitlan, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Monterrico, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. On the 1st (Thu), you're off toLivingston.

Things to do in Monterrico

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

1
night
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Monterrico to Livingston in 12 hours. When traveling from Monterrico in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Livingston, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

1
night
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canopy Tours Tikal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canopy Tours Tikal. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of El Mirador.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

El Mirador, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
El Mirador ©
El Mirador

14
nights
Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santo Tomas Church and Chichi Cemetery are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Chichicastenango: Santa Catarina Palopo Church (in Santa Catarina Palopo) and Solola Market (in Solola). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Chichicastenango in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Solola Market, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj