60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antigua
— 16 nights
2
Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 5 nights
3
Santiago Atitlan
— 5 nights
4
Retalhuleu
— 4 nights
5
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
6
Coban
— 5 nights
7
Lanquin
— 5 nights
8
Flores
— 5 nights
9
Tikal National Park
— 5 nights
10
Quirigua
— 4 nights

16
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Antigua Photo Walks and Oakland Mall. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala, Iglesia Yurrita, &more), Panajachel (Casa Cakchiquel, Hotel Atitlan Gardens, &more) and Auto Safari Chapin (in Escuintla). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Association Aprode, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, make a trip to San Jose El Viejo, and delve into the distant past at La Recoleccion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Antigua trip planning website.

Philadelphia, USA to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Antigua is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Antigua at 78°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Panajachel, La Azotea, Valhalla Experimental Station, Santo Tomas Church
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Oakland Mall ©
Oakland Mall

5
nights
Santa Cruz La Laguna

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Los Elementos Day Spa and Chichi Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz La Laguna: Lake Atitlan Travel Guide (in Santa Catarina Palopo), Laguna Lemoa (in Santa Cruz del Quiche) and Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz La Laguna online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Cruz La Laguna when traveling from Antigua in August, with lows around 53°F. You'll set off for Santiago Atitlan on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan Travel Guide, Laguna Lemoa, Indian Nose, Chichi Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Stand Up Paddle Atitlan ©
Stand Up Paddle Atitlan
Lake Atitlan Travel Guide ©
Lake Atitlan Travel Guide
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

5
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mayan Dynasty Tours and Cojolya Museum and Store. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago Atitlan side-trips: San Pedro La Laguna (Volcan San Pedro, Church of St Peter, &more), Volcan Atitlan (in San Lucas Toliman) and San Juan la Laguna (Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, Casa Flor Ixcaco, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, soothe aching muscles at San Marcos Holistic Cottage, trot along with Finca Xetuc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Santiago Atitlan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santiago Atitlan when traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in August, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Volcan Atitlan, Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Mayan Dynasty Tours ©
Mayan Dynasty Tours
Tour Guide Salvador ©
Tour Guide Salvador
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

4
nights
Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Xocomil and Tak'alik Ab'aj. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, examine the collection at XULIK Parque Museo, and enjoy some diversion at Dino Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Retalhuleu visit site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Santiago Atitlan to Retalhuleu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in September, expect Retalhuleu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. You'll set off for Quetzaltenango on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Mulua, Tak'alik Ab'aj
Highlights from your plan
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo
Dino Park ©
Dino Park

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at guateSUP and Laguna Chicabal. Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Solola Market (in Solola), Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales (in Chichicastenango) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Fri) at Xocomil. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and see the interesting displays at Lxkik Maya Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip maker app.

You can drive from Retalhuleu to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Retalhuleu in September: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Solola Market, guateSUP, Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, Fuentes Georginas
Highlights from your plan
guateSUP ©
guateSUP
Climbing Tours
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Orquigonia and Biotopo del Quetzal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coban: Chisec (Candelaria Caves & Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek) and El Salto de Chilasco (in Chilasco). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Las Victorias. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos, take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria, and Head underground at Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coban trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Coban takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in September, things will get a bit warmer in Coban: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chisec, El Salto de Chilasco
Highlights from your plan
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Grutas del Rey Marcos ©
Grutas del Rey Marcos

5
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grutas Las Marias and Lagunas Sepalau. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, get outside with Aventura Grande, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin online visit planner.

You can drive from Coban to Lanquin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coban in September; daily highs in Lanquin reach 92°F and lows reach 75°F. You will leave for Flores on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagunas Sepalau
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas. Get out of town with these interesting Flores side-trips: Cerro Biotope Cahui (in El Remate) and Dos Pilas (in Peten). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, Head underground at Actún Can, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and head outdoors with Actún Can.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Flores trip planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Flores sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Peten, Actún Can, Cerro Biotope Cahui, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

5
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Tikal National Park is known for adventure and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at Tikal Canopy Tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip 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'll set off for Quirigua on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

4
nights
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
Quirigua is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

Find out how to plan Quirigua trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Tikal National Park to Quirigua in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ©

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