32 days in Guatemala Itinerary

32 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to Mundo Maya International Airport, Drive to Livingston
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Livingston
— 1 night
Ferry to Rio Dulce, Shuttle to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Peten
— 2 nights
Taxi to Flores, Shuttle to Lanquin
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
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Chisec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chichicastenango
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santiago Atitlan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antigua
— 10 nights
Fly

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Livingston

The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Rio Dulce. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Seven Altars and then stroll through Playa Blanca.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Livingston trip itinerary builder site.

Edmonton, Canada to Livingston is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in January, things will get warmer in Livingston: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Peten.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Peten

On the 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte, then explore the ancient world of Piedras Negras, and then delve into the distant past at Dos Pilas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Peten vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Peten takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites

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Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Peten to Lanquin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chisec.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Chisec

Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. The adventure continues: get outside with Candelaria Caves, Head underground at Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek, and explore the activities along Lagunas Sepalau.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chisec online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Chisec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Chisec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, then contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Lemoa.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Chichicastenango trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chisec to Chichicastenango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. February in Chichicastenango sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil), Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu) and Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Quetzaltenango sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 15th (Sat), get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store and then get impressive views of Volcano Toliman.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan vacation maker.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Santiago Atitlan in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Quetzaltenango in February since evenings lows in Santiago Atitlan dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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 (La Aurora Zoo, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Antigua tour planner.

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Antigua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
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.