11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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1
Antigua
— 3 nights
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
3
Lanquin
— 2 nights
4
Guatemala City
— 1 night

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acatenango Volcano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convento Santa Clara and San Jose El Viejo. Get outdoors at Finca El Pilar and La Ruta del Yalu. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua online road trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in January, with highs in Antigua at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

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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.
You've now added Tajumulco Volcano to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, thenget impressive views of Tajumulco Volcano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna. On the next day, stop by Atitlan Women Weavers, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, thenbrowse the exhibits of Galeria Imox, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro La Laguna trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antigua in January since evenings lows in San Pedro La Laguna dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lanquin.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

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. Visiting Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Aventura Grande will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanquin Caves and Grutas Las Marias. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Lanquin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Lanquin, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. You will leave for Guatemala City on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature 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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, Guatemala City is a bit cooler than Lanquin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Guatemala City

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