14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: Guatemala City
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Alotenango
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
3
Antigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Juan la Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Zunil
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Quetzaltenango
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
End: Guatemala City

2
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Popol Vuh, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, thentake an in-depth tour of Palacio Nacional, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, and then browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is La Aurora Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alotenango.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museo Popol Vuh ©
Museo Popol Vuh
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

1
day
Alotenango

Alotenango ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Fuego Volcano and then experience rural life at Valhalla Experimental Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Alotenango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guatemala City to Alotenango takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Alotenango

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valhalla Experimental Station
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Fuego Volcano ©
Fuego Volcano
Valhalla Experimental Station ©
Valhalla Experimental Station

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, thendon't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, thentake in the exciting artwork at Belfinart, and finally explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua tour app.

Antigua is just a short distance from Alotenango. In April in Antigua, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

2
nights
San Juan la Laguna

San Juan la Laguna ©
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. San Juan la Laguna is known for nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan la Laguna trip planner.

You can drive from Antigua to San Juan la Laguna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in April, plan for slightly colder nights in San Juan la Laguna, with lows around 12°C. You will leave for San Pedro La Laguna on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Casa Flor Ixcaco ©
Casa Flor Ixcaco
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna ©
Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna), Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store) and Volcan Atitlan (in San Lucas Toliman). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter, take an in-depth tour of Tzunun' Ya', and look for gifts at Atitlan Women Weavers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro La Laguna trip planning website.

San Pedro La Laguna is just a short distance from San Juan la Laguna. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro La Laguna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zunil.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Indian Nose, Spas, Volcan Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan

2
nights
Zunil

Zunil ©
Zunil is a municipality in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala with a surface area of 92km2. On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zunil trip maker site.

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Zunil in 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zunil: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Zunil

Nature Parks
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Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

2
nights
Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango ©
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.
Quetzaltenango is known for nature, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, don't miss a visit to Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, stop by Yabal Handicrafts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Espiritu Santo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango day trip website.

Quetzaltenango is very close to Zunil. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Central Plaza ©
Central Plaza

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