29 days in Guatemala Itinerary

29 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Antigua
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Antigua
— 12 nights
Shuttle
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Chichicastenango
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nenton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chisec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Flores
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Paseo Cayala, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip maker tool.

Kalamazoo, USA to Antigua is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in February, with highs in Antigua at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, examine the collection 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.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chichicastenango road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Chichicastenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in March, things will get slightly colder in Chichicastenango: highs are around 73°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo), Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu) and Panajachel (Reserva Natural Atitlán & Church of St Francis). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas, explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Quetzaltenango road trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nenton.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nenton

Nenton is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Cenotes de Candelaria and explore the striking landscape at Hoyo El Cimarron.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nenton online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Nenton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chisec.

Things to do in Nenton

Nature · Parks

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Chisec

Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. On the next day, Head underground at Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha and then get outside with Candelaria Caves.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chisec day trip site.

Getting from Nenton to Chisec by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chisec

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lanquin day trip planner.

You can drive from Chisec to Lanquin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lanquin are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Flores is known for historic sites, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Flores travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in March: highs in Flores hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tikal.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

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Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.