55 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

55 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 10 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Guadalajara, Mexico
— 4 nights
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 20 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally head outdoors with Ride MB. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 10 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
When in Guatemala City, make a side trip to see Mall Pradera Concepcion in Santa Catarina Pinula, approximately Santa Catarina Pinula away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guatemala City travel planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Guatemala City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Guatemala City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Mexico City, Mexico

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. Enjoy Mexico City some more: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Soumaya, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Guatemala City to Mexico City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Guatemala City in July since evenings lows in Mexico City dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Guadalajara, Mexico

— 4 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Guadalajara is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento, take in nature's colorful creations at Bosque Los Colomos, and get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Guadalajara.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect nights in Guadalajara to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

— 2 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): walk around El Charco del Ingenio and then explore the galleries of Fabrica La Aurora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende trip maker app.

Getting from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guadalajara in July, plan for slightly colder nights in San Miguel de Allende, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Mexico.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mexico City travel route builder site.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guate

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Fly from Mexico City to Guatemala City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Panajachel on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Panajachel, Guatemala

— 4 nights
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Panajachel is known for parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago de Atitlan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Atitlán, don't miss a visit to Casa Cakchiquel, and admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Panajachel holiday app.

Traveling by shuttle from Guatemala City to Panajachel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Antigua, Guatemala

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

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You can take a shuttle from Panajachel to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Antigua, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Guatemala City, Guatemala

— 20 nights

Guate

Venture out of the city with trips to Teleferico de Amatitlan (in Amatitlan), Mananas y Tardes Mayas (in San Juan Sacatepequez) and Pino Dulce (in Mataquescuintla). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Naciones Unidas National Park. See some other sides of Guatemala City: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Fuego, don't miss a visit to Parroquia Rectoral San Sebastián, walk around Cerrito del Carmen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Aldawa Islamica de Guatemala.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Guatemala City day trip planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Guatemala City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexico City, Mexico

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum & Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco). See even more of Mexico City: see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, make a trip to Plaza Garibaldi, admire the striking features of House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos), and have fun and explore at Memory and Tolerance Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Guatemala City to Mexico City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

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.

Lake Atitlan travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Bodies of Water · Gift & Specialty Shops
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.