5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala itinerary planner

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Antigua
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Antigua

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and make a trip to The Plaza Central Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Antigua is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and taxi. In August, Antigua is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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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.