34 days in Guatemala Itinerary

34 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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34 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Durgapur
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  156​h
1
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Chichicastenango
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Antigua
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
6
Flores
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tikal National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  144​h
End: Durgapur

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 5th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then get outside with Aventura Grande. Keep things going 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 photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin travel planner.

Durgapur, India to Lanquin is an approximately 156-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Durgapur to Lanquin is minus 11 hours. In March in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichicastenango.

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

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 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, then stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chichicastenango trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Chichicastenango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lanquin in March, with highs in Chichicastenango at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Manos Crucenas Artisan Store (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu) and Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Quetzaltenango are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tak'alik Ab'aj, Xetulul Theme Park, Hotel Atitlan Gardens, Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Manos Crucenas Artisan Store
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

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 12th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, then head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and then look for gifts at Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna trip planner.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in March, you will find days in San Pedro La Laguna are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antigua day trip site .

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antigua when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in March, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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 23rd (Sat) 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, get outside with Actún Can, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Flores attractions website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Flores in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in March; daily highs in Flores reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

3
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 24th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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