33 days in Guatemala Itinerary

33 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: Vienna
Fly:  19 h
1
Antigua
— 10 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
2
Livingston
— 1 night
Ferry + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
3
Tikal National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Flores
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  5 h
5
Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Chichicastenango
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
7
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Vienna

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Iximche (in Panajachel) and Guatemala City (Mundo Petapa Irtra, Iglesia de San Francisco, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua itinerary builder site.

Vienna, Austria to Antigua is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In January, Antigua is much warmer than Vienna - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Livingston.

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
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

1
night
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Livingston tour builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to Livingston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antigua in February: high temperatures in Livingston hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

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

3
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tikal National Park: Peten (Isla Principal Topoxte & Yaxha National Park). There's more to do: examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park route maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and head outdoors with Actún Can.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores journey builder app.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Flores in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Flores, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

3
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Go for a jaunt from Lanquin to Coban to see Parque Nacional Las Victorias about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lanquin online visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flores in February: highs in Lanquin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coban
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chichicastenango: Santa Catarina Palopo (Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo & Santa Catarina Palopo Church), Panajachel (Church of St Francis, Hotel Atitlan Gardens, &more) and Solola Market (in Solola). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chichicastenango trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Lanquin to Chichicastenango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in February; daily highs in Chichicastenango reach 25°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopo, Solola Market
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, and stop by Ketzali Accessories.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango visit site.

Traveling by shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, and then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, thenlook for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro La Laguna online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in February, expect nights in San Pedro La Laguna to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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