15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Antigua
— 4 nights
2
Flores
— 3 nights
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
4
Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
5
Retalhuleu
— 1 night
6
Santiago Atitlan
— 2 nights

4
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.
Attractions like La Aurora Zoo and Mundo Petapa Irtra make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antigua trip builder app.

Cincinnati, USA to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in March, with highs in Antigua at 79°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Mundo Petapa Irtra ©
Mundo Petapa Irtra
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Kids will enjoy Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Ixpanpajul Nature Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Petencito Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Flores trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Flores takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in March: high temperatures in Flores hover around 86°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Petencito Zoo ©
Petencito Zoo
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): Head underground at Lanquin Caves and then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flores in March: highs in Lanquin hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

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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.
Attractions like Santa Maria Volcano and Laguna Chicabal make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Xocomil, stop by Yabal Handicrafts, and admire the striking features of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lanquin in March: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 73°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Fuentes Georginas
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

1
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Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cool off at Xocomil, get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park, and then explore the ancient world of Tak'alik Ab'aj.

Make your Retalhuleu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Quetzaltenango in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Retalhuleu, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tak'alik Ab'aj
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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park

2
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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, then examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago Atitlan trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Retalhuleu to Santiago Atitlan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Retalhuleu in March, things will get slightly colder in Santiago Atitlan: highs are around 79°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

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