30 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Flores
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coban
— 2 nights
Shuttle
5
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive
6
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
Ferry
7
Panajachel
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Antigua Guatemala, Taxi to San Miguel Duenas
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San Miguel Duenas
— 3 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Flores — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Flores is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Flores. In January in Flores, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tikal National Park.
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Tikal National Park — 2 nights

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Tikal Canopy Tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Flores to Tikal National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Lanquin on the 9th (Mon).
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Lanquin — 3 nights

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Aventura Grande and then Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lanquin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. January in Lanquin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coban.
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Coban — 2 nights

Imperial City

Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz and then identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Coban road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Coban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, Coban is a bit cooler than Lanquin - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Quetzaltenango.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro El Baul and La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora). Get outdoors at Fuentes Georginas and Santa Maria Volcano. When in Quetzaltenango, make a side trip to see Xocomil in Retalhuleu, approximately Retalhuleu away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Ketzali Accessories, don't miss a visit to Central Plaza, and explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango travel route builder website.

Take a shuttle from Coban to Quetzaltenango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Coban in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Quetzaltenango, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve and Volcan San Pedro. Explore hidden gems such as Colonial Church and Lema Association. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Pedro La Laguna: Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna), Santiago Atitlan (Cojolya Store & Finca Xetuc) and Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna). There's still lots to do: stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco and browse the exhibits of Galeria Imox.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro La Laguna trip maker app.

Getting from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in January, you will find days in San Pedro La Laguna are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Panajachel.
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Panajachel — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve and Lago de Atitlan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of St Francis and Solola Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panajachel: Chichicastenango (Chichi Cemetery & Santo Tomas Church). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, delve into the distant past at Iximche, and admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Panajachel attractions planner.

Getting from San Pedro La Laguna to Panajachel by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Panajachel, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel Duenas.
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San Miguel Duenas — 3 nights

A pleasant colonial town surrounded by grassy hills, San Miguel Duenas offers interesting cultural attractions, a relaxed, agricultural town vibe, and a wealth of natural highlights surrounding it.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Valhalla Experimental Station. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion, learn something new at Casa del Jade, browse the eclectic array of goods at Caoba Farms, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel Duenas road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Panajachel to San Miguel Duenas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.
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Guatemala travel guide

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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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