27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Antigua
— 7 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Taxi to Santa Cruz La Laguna
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Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Shuttle
5
Chichicastenango
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Shuttle
7
Flores
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (Mundo Petapa Irtra, Oakland Mall, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

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Toronto, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Santa Cruz La Laguna — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Manos Crucenas Artisan Store, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Santa Cruz Spanish School, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Los Elementos Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take a tour by water with Ati Divers and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago de Atitlan.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz La Laguna vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Cruz La Laguna when traveling from Antigua in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to San Pedro La Laguna.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trip

San Pedro La Laguna — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro La Laguna side-trips: Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna), Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store) and Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox, indulge in some personalized pampering at Erin's All Natural Facials and Massage, and surround yourself with nature on Geo Travel Guatemala.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro La Laguna trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Santa Cruz La Laguna to San Pedro La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Quetzaltenango — 5 nights

Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Solola Market (in Solola), Retalhuleu (Xocomil & Xetulul Theme Park) and Reserva Natural Atitlán (in Panajachel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, and don't miss a visit to Central Plaza.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Quetzaltenango online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in July, you will find days in Quetzaltenango are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Chichicastenango — 1 night

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chichicastenango online attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lanquin.
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Historic Sites

Lanquin — 2 nights

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 26th (Tue): Head underground at Lanquin Caves. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Aventura Grande, take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

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Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Lanquin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chichicastenango in July, things will get much warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Flores.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Flores is known for historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park, head outdoors with Actún Can, get to know the resident critters at Petencito Zoo, and explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Flores trip itinerary app.

Traveling by shuttle from Lanquin to Flores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in July, plan for little chillier days in Flores, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Tikal National Park — 2 nights

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park day trip app.

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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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