27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

27 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Antigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters 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: make a trip to Relief Map, get in on the family fun at Mundo Petapa Irtra, then wander the streets of 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 other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City road trip 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 a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology ©
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, and finally make a trip to The Plaza Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Antigua vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Guatemala City to Antigua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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 waterfront views at Lake Atitlan.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Santiago Atitlan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Solola.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Solola Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Solola visit planner.

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Solola by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Solola when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Panajachel.

Things to do in Solola

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Iximche, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, and then admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Francis, then make a trip to San Antonio Palopo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Panajachel day trip app.

Panajachel is just a stone's throw from Solola. Traveling from Solola in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Panajachel, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

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.
Go for a jaunt from Chichicastenango to Santa Cruz del Quiche to see Laguna Lemoa about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chichicastenango trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a bus from Panajachel to Chichicastenango in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In February, Chichicastenango is a bit cooler than Panajachel - with highs of 25°C and lows of 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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nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
On the 16th (Sun), stroll around Cerrito del Carmen. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Edificio de Correos Central, buy something for everyone on your list at Oakland Mall, then don't miss a visit to Avenida La Reforma, and finally walk around Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Guatemala City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichicastenango in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat 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
La Merced ©
La Merced
Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion ©
Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion

1
night
Quirigua

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

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Quirigua trip planner.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Quirigua in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Izabal.

Things to do in Quirigua

Historic Sites
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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ©
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

1
night
Izabal

Izabal
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izabal trip planner.

Getting from Quirigua to Izabal by car takes about an hour. In February in Izabal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Barrios.

Things to do in Izabal

Parks Nature
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night
Puerto Barrios

Puerto Barrios
Puerto Barrios is a city in Guatemala, located within the Gulf of Honduras. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Barrios trip planner.

Traveling by car from Izabal to Puerto Barrios takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier 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 enough time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Puerto Barrios

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Livingston journey maker app.

You can drive from Puerto Barrios to Livingston in 6.5 hours. February in Livingston sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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night
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): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tikal National Park online trip builder.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Flores tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Flores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Flores are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal, identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Rey Marcos and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Coban day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Flores to Coban in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Flores in February: high temperatures in Coban hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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. On the 29th (Sat), get outside with Aventura Grande.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lanquin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Coban to Lanquin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coban in February: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors
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Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

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