8 days in Antigua & Lake Atitlan Itinerary

8 days in Antigua & Lake Atitlan Itinerary

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Antigua
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Panajachel
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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.
Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Aurora Zoo and Catedral Metropolitana. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional & Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antigua tour planner.

Guatemala City to Antigua is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Panajachel.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo

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Panajachel

Panajachel ©
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.
Cojolya Museum and Store and Galeria Imox are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at La Galeria and AviMuseo de Arte de Atitlan capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna) and San Juan la Laguna (Indian Nose, Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, and explore the activities along Lake Atitlan.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Panajachel online travel planner.

Getting from Antigua to Panajachel by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Panajachel can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

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