15 days in Antigua & Panajachel Itinerary

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Antigua
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Panajachel
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Antigua — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Paseo Cayala, Palacio Nacional, &more) and Chateau DeFay (in Santa Maria de Jesus). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Antigua online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is La Aurora Airport. In January in Antigua, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Panajachel.
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Panajachel — 7 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.
Explore Panajachel's surroundings by going to Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan), Climbing Tours (in Quetzaltenango) and Solola Market (in Solola). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Lago de Atitlan, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlán, indulge in some personalized pampering at Exhale Body & Mind Spa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

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You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Panajachel are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C.
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Lake Atitlan travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water · Ruins
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.
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