27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Antigua
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h
3
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Ferry:  45​min
4
Solola
— 2 nights
Taxi:  15​min
5
Panajachel
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
6
Chichicastenango
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Quirigua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Izabal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Puerto Barrios
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Livingston
— 3 nights
Ferry + Shuttle:  7​h 15​min
12
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Flores
— 1 night
Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
14
Coban
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Tel Aviv

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nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Relief Map, get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra, then take a stroll through Zona Viva, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Guatemala City day trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Guatemala City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Guatemala City. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, you will find days in Guatemala City are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

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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 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, and finally make a trip to The Plaza Central Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antigua itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Antigua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

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

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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February in Santiago Atitlan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Solola.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

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Solola

Solola ©
Sololá is a city in Guatemala. On the 10th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Solola online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Santiago Atitlan to Solola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in February since evenings lows in Solola dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Panajachel.

Things to do in Solola

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
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Cerro de Oro ©
Cerro de Oro
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

2
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Panajachel

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Iximche, see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Panajachel trip planning app .

Panajachel is very close to Solola. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Solola in February since evenings lows in Panajachel dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Panajachel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo Church, San Antonio Palopo
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Iximche ©
Iximche
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
San Antonio Palopo ©
San Antonio Palopo

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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.
Chichicastenango is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, stroll through Laguna Lemoa, steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, and see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach.

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

Traveling by bus from Panajachel to Chichicastenango takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Panajachel in February; daily highs in Chichicastenango reach 25°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll set off for Guatemala City on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Laguna Lemoa
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales ©
Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): walk around Cerrito del Carmen. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Edificio de Correos Central, buy something for everyone on your list at Oakland Mall, then make a trip to Avenida La Reforma, and finally stroll around Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Chichicastenango to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichicastenango in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Guatemala City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Quirigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Oakland Mall ©
Oakland Mall
Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala
La Merced ©
La Merced

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night
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Quirigua day trip website .

You can drive from Guatemala City to Quirigua in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izabal.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
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1
night
Izabal

Izabal
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Agua Caliente and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Izabal trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Quirigua to Izabal in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Barrios.

Things to do in Izabal

Nature Parks
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night
Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios
Puerto Barrios is a city in Guatemala, located within the Gulf of Honduras. Discover how to plan a Puerto Barrios trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Izabal to Puerto Barrios in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Izabal in February: highs in Puerto Barrios hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Puerto Barrios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then admire the sheer force of Seven Altars.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Livingston trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Barrios to Livingston by car takes about 6.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 24th (Mon), you're off toTikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flores driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

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Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal, look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia, and then explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Rey Marcos and then explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coban day trip tool .

Take a shuttle from Flores to Coban in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, Coban is a bit cooler than Flores - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Grutas del Rey Marcos ©
Grutas del Rey Marcos

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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get outside with Aventura Grande.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lanquin driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Coban to Lanquin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coban in February, with highs in Lanquin at 38°C and lows at 24°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors
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