19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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19 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  14 h
1
Flores
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Puerto Barrios
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Quirigua
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
San Juan la Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Chichicastenango
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
6
Antigua
— 8 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h
End: Charlotte

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tikal and Catedral de Flores. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Flores: Cerro Biotope Cahui (in El Remate) and Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction (in Tikal National Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flores day trip planning site .

Charlotte, USA to Flores is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Flores due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, Flores is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Barrios.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cerro Biotope Cahui, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

1
night
Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios
Puerto Barrios is a city in Guatemala, located within the Gulf of Honduras. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sand Bay and then kick back and relax at Punta de Palma.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Barrios travel planner.

You can drive from Flores to Puerto Barrios in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quirigua.

Things to do in Puerto Barrios

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Sand Bay
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1
night
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Quirigua trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Barrios to Quirigua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cafe La Voz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, then stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Juan la Laguna trip builder website .

Drive from Quirigua to San Juan la Laguna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In June in San Juan la Laguna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichicastenango.

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 ©

2
nights
Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©
Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Solola Market, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Lemoa. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, then stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chichicastenango online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan la Laguna to Chichicastenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan la Laguna in June: highs in Chichicastenango hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna Lemoa, Solola Market
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Solola Market ©
Solola Market
Laguna Lemoa ©
Laguna Lemoa

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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.
Do your shopping at Caoba Farms and Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Convento Santa Clara. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo), Panajachel (Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, &more) and Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip site .

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Antigua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chichicastenango in June, with highs in Antigua at 77°F and lows at 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Panajachel, Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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