54 days in Guatemala Itinerary

54 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Santiago Atitlan
— 4 nights
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Retalhuleu
— 3 nights
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Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
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Chichicastenango
— 5 nights
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Coban
— 4 nights
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Chisec
— 4 nights
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Lanquin
— 5 nights
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Flores
— 4 nights
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Livingston
— 4 nights
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Antigua
— 14 nights

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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago Atitlan: San Lucas Toliman (Volcano Toliman & Volcan Atitlan), San Pedro La Laguna (Church of St Peter, Volcan San Pedro, &more) and San Juan la Laguna (Galeria Imox, Indian Nose, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan online trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Santiago Atitlan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in Santiago Atitlan: highs are around 77°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan

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Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. When in Retalhuleu, make a side trip to see Tak'alik Ab'aj in El Asintal, approximately El Asintal away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, let little ones run wild at Dino Park, cool off at Xocomil, and see the interesting displays at XULIK Parque Museo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Retalhuleu travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Retalhuleu by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Retalhuleu: highs are around 91°F and lows about 73°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo
Dino Park ©
Dino Park

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil), San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan) and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, look for gifts at Ketzali Accessories, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and make a trip to Central Plaza.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango online route planner.

Traveling by car from Retalhuleu to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Quetzaltenango is cooler than Retalhuleu - with highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano

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Chichicastenango

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichicastenango: Q'umarkaj (in Santa Cruz del Quiche), Solola Market (in Solola) and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Lemoa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chichicastenango trip tool.

You can take a shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chichicastenango are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Coban.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Chichi Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

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Coban

Coban ©

Imperial City

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.
When in Coban, make a side trip to see El Salto de Chilasco in Chilasco, approximately Chilasco away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Las Victorias, take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coban trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Coban by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chichicastenango in July, expect Coban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chisec.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq' ©
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'

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Chisec

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. When in Chisec, make a side trip to see Parque Natural Las Conchas in Chahal, approximately Chahal away. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Candelaria Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Sepalau, and Head underground at Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chisec trip planning site.

You can drive from Coban to Chisec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chisec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha ©
Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves
Lagunas Sepalau ©
Lagunas Sepalau

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Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Lanquin is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lanquin vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chisec to Lanquin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will leave for Flores on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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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.
Step out of Flores with an excursion to Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, get outside with Actún Can, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, and examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Flores by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flores: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

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Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
When in Livingston, make a side trip to see Belgian Cemetary in Santo Tomas de Castilla, approximately Santo Tomas de Castilla away. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Blanca, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, and explore the activities along Seven Altars.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston tour itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Flores to Livingston in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, &more), Panajachel (Church of St Francis, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more) and Santa Catarina Palopo Church (in Santa Catarina Palopo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Antigua journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in August, things will get slightly colder in Antigua: highs are around 78°F and lows about 61°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo

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