5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  13​h
1
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Coban
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon, then examine the collection at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Antigua is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Antigua are warmer (79°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Coban.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Metropolitana
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

2
nights
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coban trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Antigua to Coban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife
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Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia

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