14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip itinerary planner
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Antigua
— 4 nights
Fly
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Flores
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 2 nights
Ferry
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Paris

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Antigua — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de La Merced and Convento de las Capuchinas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Convento Santa Clara and National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, and stop by Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antigua road trip planning app.

Paris, France to Antigua is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for much warmer days in Antigua, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Flores.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Tikal and Catedral de Flores. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. When in Flores, make a side trip to see Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate, approximately El Remate away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and have fun at Reyes Tikal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Flores online itinerary builder.

Getting from Antigua to Flores by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In December, Flores is a bit warmer than Antigua - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Santa Cruz La Laguna.
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Santa Cruz La Laguna — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve and then explore the activities along Lago de Atitlan. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Manos Crucenas Artisan Store, see some colorful creatures with Ati Divers, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Los Elementos Day Spa.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz La Laguna online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Flores to Santa Cruz La Laguna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Flores, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Santa Cruz La Laguna, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to San Pedro La Laguna.
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San Pedro La Laguna — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter, then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Galeria de Arte Chiya, then take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, and then stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro La Laguna trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Santa Cruz La Laguna to San Pedro La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in San Pedro La Laguna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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