16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala planner
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Guatemala City
— 2 nights
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Antigua
— 6 nights
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Panajachel
— 5 nights
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Guatemala City
— 2 nights
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Guatemala City — 2 nights

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The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, and finally make a trip to Relief Map.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Guatemala City: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Antigua.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Antigua — 6 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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Panajachel.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Panajachel — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Panajachel side-trips: Solola Market (in Solola), Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan) and San Juan la Laguna (Lema Association & Indian Nose). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Lago de Atitlan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, browse the different shops at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, and don't miss a visit to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo.

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You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Panajachel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Guatemala City.
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Guatemala City — 2 nights

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Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, then get a taste of the local shopping with Zona Viva, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo Cayala. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Fontabella and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City online holiday planner.

Getting from Panajachel to Guatemala City by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
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Lake Atitlan travel guide

4.4
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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