32 days in Guatemala Itinerary

32 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
1
Peten
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Retalhuleu
— 2 nights
Bus to San Bernardino, Taxi to San Pedro La Laguna
6
San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
Ferry
7
Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 3 nights
Taxi to Panajachel, Shuttle to Antigua
8
Antigua
— 12 nights
Shuttle

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1
night
Peten

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dos Pilas and then get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park and then make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Peten day trip planning tool.

Guatemala City to Peten is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Outdoor Activity
Mirador del Rey Canek
4.4

2
nights
Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): delve into the mystery of Tikal. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Tikal Canopy Tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Tikal ©
Must see
Tikal
4.8

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): Head underground at Lanquin Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then get outside with Aventura Grande.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lanquin online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Lanquin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Lanquin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panajachel (Exhale Body & Mind Spa, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Espiritu Santo, and don't miss a visit to Central Plaza.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango travel site.

You can drive from Lanquin to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in October; daily highs in Quetzaltenango reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Wildlife Area
Reserva Natural Atitlán
4.5
Laguna Chicabal ©
Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
4.7

2
nights
Retalhuleu

The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. On the 25th (Sun), make a splash at Xocomil, find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Dino Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tak'alik Ab'aj and then see the interesting displays at XULIK Parque Museo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Retalhuleu trip planner.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Quetzaltenango in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Retalhuleu: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Theme Park
Xetulul Theme Park
4.7
XULIK Parque Museo ©
Specialty Museum
XULIK Parque Museo
4.4
Dino Park ©
Playground
Dino Park
3.9

4
nights
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.
Explore San Pedro La Laguna's surroundings by going to Volcan Atitlan (in San Lucas Toliman), San Marcos Holistic Cottage (in San Marcos La Laguna) and Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox, indulge in some culinary diversions at Xunah Kaab, and get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro La Laguna attractions planner.

Getting from Retalhuleu to San Pedro La Laguna by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Retalhuleu in October: high temperatures in San Pedro La Laguna hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Lake Atitlan ©
Water Body
Lake Atitlan
4.6
Volcan San Pedro
Volcano
Volcan San Pedro
4.3

3
nights
Santa Cruz La Laguna

Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz La Laguna: Chichi Cemetery (in Chichicastenango) and Lake Atitlan Travel Guide (in Santa Catarina Palopo).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz La Laguna day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from San Pedro La Laguna to Santa Cruz La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz La Laguna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your trip
Los Elementos Adventure Center ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Los Elementos Adventure Center
4.7
Chichi Cemetery
Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
4.4
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
University / School
Santa Cruz Spanish School
4.7

12
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Ministerio Del Medio Ambiente & Recursos Naturales, Mundo Petapa Irtra, &more). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antigua trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Antigua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in November since evenings lows in Antigua dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Side Trip

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Volcán Pacaya ©
Must see
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Landmark
Cerro de la Cruz
4.5

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