8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Panajachel
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Panajachel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
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Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Fly

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Panajachel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, and then glide through the air with Paragliding Panajachel. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, explore the ancient world of Iximche, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Panajachel trip maker.

Knoxville, USA to Panajachel is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Panajachel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Panajachel: highs are around 74°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Lanquin

— 1 night
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Aventura Grande, take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Panajachel to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Panajachel in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 88°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Guatemala City

— 4 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, ChocoMuseo, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and make a trip to Relief Map.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Guatemala City trip planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, Guatemala City is little chillier than Lanquin - with highs of 74°F and lows of 59°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Guatemala travel guide

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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.