3 days in Guatemala Itinerary

3 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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3 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Guatemala City
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
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Quetzaltenango
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: San Salvador

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Yurrita, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and finally take a stroll through Zona Viva.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City online trip itinerary maker .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Guatemala City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Salvador in July, expect Guatemala City to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
Iglesia Yurrita ©
Iglesia Yurrita
Museo del Ferrocarril ©
Museo del Ferrocarril

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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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango vacation builder site .

Take a bus from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in July, expect Quetzaltenango to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 11°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Tours Outdoors Parks

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida and then see the interesting displays at Museo Miraflores.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Guatemala City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Guatemala City is a bit warmer than Quetzaltenango - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casa Santo Domingo Museums
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Merced ©
La Merced

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