31 days in Guatemala Itinerary

31 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
2
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
3
Chichicastenango
— 3 nights
4
Lanquin
— 3 nights
5
Flores
— 3 nights
6
Tikal National Park
— 4 nights
7
Antigua
— 9 nights

2
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San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro La Laguna: Cojolya Museum and Store (in Santiago Atitlan), Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, look for gifts at Aj Toooneel Ixoq, and get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro.

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Seattle, USA to San Pedro La Laguna is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Seattle to San Pedro La Laguna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in San Pedro La Laguna: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Cojolya Museum and Store, Lake Atitlan, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

5
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.
You've now added Kaqchikel Tours to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul, get impressive views of Santiaguito Volcano, and explore the ancient world of Tak'alik Ab'aj.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quetzaltenango tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Quetzaltenango are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Andres Xecul, Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul, Fuentes Georginas, Tak'alik Ab'aj, Xetulul Theme Park
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chichicastenango: Solola Market (in Solola), Panajachel (Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, Church of St Francis, &more) and Santa Catarina Palopo (Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo & Santa Catarina Palopo Church). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Chichi Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chichicastenango trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Chichicastenango are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopo, Solola Market
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Chichi Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery

3
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. When in Lanquin, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Las Victorias in Coban, approximately Coban away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lanquin trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Lanquin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chichicastenango in December, expect nights in Lanquin to be warmer, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Las Victorias
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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: make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, get outside with Actún Can, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Flores tour itinerary app.

Getting from Lanquin to Flores by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in December, expect nights in Flores to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

4
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Explore Tikal National Park's surroundings by going to Peten (Isla Principal Topoxte & Yaxha National Park).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Antigua on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peten
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, &more) and Iximche (in Panajachel). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, and make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antigua day trip site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Antigua, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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