16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

16 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Volcano Toliman, thenexamine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then stop by Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan online trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santiago Atitlan is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santiago Atitlan, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico, Volcano Toliman, Volcan San Pedro
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Volcano Toliman ©
Volcano Toliman

3
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.
Explore Quetzaltenango's surroundings by going to Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, make a trip to Central Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and admire the striking features of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango in 3 hours. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in October, things will get little chillier in Quetzaltenango: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fuentes Georginas, Xetulul Theme Park
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Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quetzaltenango in October: highs in Lanquin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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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

3
nights
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.
Flores is known for historic sites, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Petencito Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Flores day trip planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Flores by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Flores can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

5
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Antigua vacation website.

You can fly from Flores to Antigua in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Flores in October, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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