14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Guatemala City
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
2
Antigua
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  4 h
3
Santiago Atitlan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Lanquin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Quetzaltenango
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Antigua
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Guatemala City
— Few hours
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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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 where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City travel site.

Montreal, Canada to Guatemala City is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Guatemala City is much warmer than Montreal - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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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 The Plaza Central Park, Mercado de Artesanias El Carmen and ChocoMuseo. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and stop by La Casa del Algodon.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antigua trip maker app.

You can take a bus from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado de Chichicastenango, Xocolatl and San Marcos Holistic Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, make a trip to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, browse the different shops at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, then look for gifts at Xocolatl, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

San Marcos La Laguna, San Juan la Laguna, Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopo, San Antonio Palopo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Mercado de Chichicastenango ©
Mercado de Chichicastenango
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

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Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Get out of town with these interesting Lanquin side-trips: Vivero Verapaz (in Coban), Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha (in Raxruha) and Lagunas Sepalau (in Chisec). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, head outdoors with Aventura Grande, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, and Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coban, Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha, Lagunas Sepalau
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin

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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.
To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Lanquin in January, plan for slightly colder days in Quetzaltenango, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Shopping
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Yabal Handicrafts ©
Yabal Handicrafts
Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango ©
Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango

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Antigua

Antigua ©
The Plaza Central Park has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antigua trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Quetzaltenango to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antigua, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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The Plaza Central Park ©
The Plaza Central Park

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Relief Map.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City route builder site.

Traveling by bus from Antigua to Guatemala City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Relief Map ©
Relief Map

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