25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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25 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Chichicastenango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Flores
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Antigua
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  21​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, then contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Lemoa.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Chichicastenango is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Chichicastenango is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Ljubljana in February, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Chichicastenango: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Lemoa
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales ©
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and then stop by Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna vacation planner .

Drive from Chichicastenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chichicastenango in February: highs in San Pedro La Laguna hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico, Lake Atitlan, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

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.
Explore Quetzaltenango's surroundings by going to San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, examine the collection at Lxkik Maya Museum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Central Plaza.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in February, you will find days in Quetzaltenango are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Xetulul Theme Park, San Andres Xecul
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 10th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lanquin trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Quetzaltenango, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lanquin, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

3
nights
Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, and examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flores trip website .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lanquin in February, you will find days in Flores are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

2
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 16th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Tikal. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

7
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: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antigua journey planner .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Antigua by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. February in Antigua sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, La Azotea
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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