11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Antigua
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Antigua

Antigua ©
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.
You've now added Acatenango Volcano to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visiting La Ruta del Yalu and Finca El Pilar will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in January; daily highs in Antigua reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

La Ruta del Yalu
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Acatenango Volcano ©
Acatenango Volcano
La Ruta del Yalu ©
La Ruta del Yalu
Finca El Pilar ©
Finca El Pilar

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San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna ©
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.
Tajumulco Volcano has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Indian Nose and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo. Explore hidden gems such as Galeria Imox and Atitlan Women Weavers. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, and get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Pedro La Laguna journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in January, plan for little chillier nights in San Pedro La Laguna, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lanquin.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Lake Atitlan, Tajumulco Volcano
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Tajumulco Volcano ©
Tajumulco Volcano
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Get in touch with nature at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Aventura Grande. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanquin Caves and Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin. There's more to do: Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lanquin trip planning website .

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in January, expect nights in Lanquin to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

1
night
Guatemala City

Guatemala City
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
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Drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in January; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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