9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala journey planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Guatemala City
Shuttle
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Antigua
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive
4
Monterrico
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
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Guatemala City

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The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Guatemala City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Guatemala City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Guatemala City sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Antigua.
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Antigua — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Jades Imperio Maya, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua online sightseeing planner.

You can take a shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Antigua, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Panajachel.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Panajachel — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catarina Palopo Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Atitlán, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, and then explore the activities along Lago de Atitlan.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Panajachel holiday maker.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterrico.
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Side Trips

Monterrico — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at ARCAS, look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tortugario Monte Rico. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterrico trip planner.

Getting from Panajachel to Monterrico by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Panajachel in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monterrico, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guatemala City.
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Guatemala City — 2 nights

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On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and finally don't miss a visit to Relief Map.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City road trip planning app.

Getting from Monterrico to Guatemala City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Monterrico, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Guatemala City, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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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