60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala holiday planner

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to San Lucas Toliman
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San Lucas Toliman
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
Taxi to San Bernardino, Bus to Retalhuleu
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Retalhuleu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Coban
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chisec
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Flores
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Rio Dulce, Ferry to Livingston
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Livingston
— 4 nights
Ferry to Rio Dulce, Shuttle to Antigua
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Antigua
— 16 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Findon

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San Lucas Toliman

— 4 nights
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Lucas Toliman: Ceramica Multicolor (in San Antonio Palopo) and Cerro de Oro (in Solola). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Atitlan and make a trip to San Antonio Palopo.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Lucas Toliman trip itinerary website.

Findon, UK to San Lucas Toliman is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Findon to San Lucas Toliman. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Findon in May, with highs in San Lucas Toliman at 31°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for San Pedro La Laguna on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Pedro La Laguna

— 4 nights
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Explore San Pedro La Laguna's surroundings by going to Ixmucane Holistic Healing (in Tzununa), Santiago Atitlan (Cojolya Museum and Store & Colonial Church) and Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Lago de Atitlan, stroll through Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro La Laguna trip builder.

You can drive from San Lucas Toliman to San Pedro La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Lucas Toliman in May, plan for little chillier nights in San Pedro La Laguna, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Retalhuleu

— 4 nights
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Step out of Retalhuleu with an excursion to Tak'alik Ab'aj in El Asintal--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park, laugh and play at Xocomil, enjoy some diversion at Dino Park, and see the interesting displays at XULIK Parque Museo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Retalhuleu online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from San Pedro La Laguna to Retalhuleu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Retalhuleu is a bit warmer than San Pedro La Laguna - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Quetzaltenango

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Los Elementos Day Spa (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Panajachel (Church of St Francis, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul, and try out the rides at Xocomil.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Retalhuleu to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Retalhuleu in May: highs in Quetzaltenango hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coban

— 4 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Orquigonia, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq', take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz, and explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coban trip planner.

Getting from Quetzaltenango to Coban by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quetzaltenango in May; daily highs in Coban reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chisec.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chisec

— 4 nights
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Go for a jaunt from Chisec to Chahal to see Parque Natural Las Conchas about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Candelaria Caves, Head underground at Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Sepalau.

Start your trip to Chisec by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Coban to Chisec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chisec

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanquin

— 4 nights
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 trip 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 photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lanquin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chisec to Lanquin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lanquin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Flores

— 4 nights
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Flores is known for historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, get outside with Actún Can, stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Flores day trip planning website.

Take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Flores sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tikal National Park

— 4 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Spend the 17th (Thu) soaking in the spiritual atmosphere of Tikal.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Livingston on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Livingston

— 4 nights
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Take a break from Livingston with a short trip to Belgian Cemetary in Santo Tomas de Castilla, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Livingston road trip planner.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Livingston by combination of shuttle and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Livingston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Antigua.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Antigua

— 16 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Auto Mariscos, Acueducto de Pinula, &more), Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango) and Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures (in Puerto Quetzal). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua online visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in June, expect Antigua to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.