44 days in Guatemala Itinerary

44 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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44 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Flores
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Chahal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Coban
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  3 h 30 min
6
Chichicastenango
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
7
Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
San Marcos La Laguna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Santiago Atitlan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h
10
Antigua
— 12 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  13 h
End: Portland

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.
Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park will appeal to history buffs. When in Flores, make a side trip to see Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate, approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Flores road trip planning website .

Portland, USA to Flores is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in January; daily highs in Flores reach 75°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

2
nights
Tikal National Park

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 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tikal. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chahal.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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3
nights
Chahal

Chahal ©
Chahal is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the engineering at Parque Natural Las Conchas and Head underground at Cuevas de Se'tzol.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chahal trip planner .

Drive from Tikal National Park to Chahal in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Chahal are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for Lanquin on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Chahal

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cuevas de Se'tzol ©
Cuevas de Se'tzol

3
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Lanquin is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, and head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chahal to Lanquin takes 3.5 hours. January in Lanquin sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

4
nights
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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Las Victorias. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal, contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Rey Marcos, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coban trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Coban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, Coban is little chillier than Lanquin - with highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Coban

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santo Tomas Church and Q'umarkaj. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chichi Cemetery and Pascual Abaj. Change things up with these side-trips from Chichicastenango: Solola Market (in Solola) and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, admire all the interesting features of Laguna Lemoa, and examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango online tour builder .

Take a shuttle from Coban to Chichicastenango in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coban in January since evenings lows in Chichicastenango dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz del Quiche, Solola Market, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Laguna Lemoa ©
Laguna Lemoa

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tak'alik Ab'aj and La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora). San Andres Xecul and Church of St Francis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to XULIK Parque Museo (in Santa Cruz Mulua), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Panajachel (Hotel Atitlan Gardens & La Galeria). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, make a trip to Central Plaza, contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, and stop by Chocolate Dona Pancha.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Quetzaltenango can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Panajachel, XULIK Parque Museo, San Andres Xecul, Fuentes Georginas, Tak'alik Ab'aj
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
San Andres Xecul ©
San Andres Xecul
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo

3
nights
San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna ©
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Imox and Tzunun' Ya'. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St Peter and Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna. Explore San Marcos La Laguna's surroundings by going to Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and Cafe La Voz (in San Juan la Laguna). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan a San Marcos La Laguna trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Marcos La Laguna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quetzaltenango in February: highs in San Marcos La Laguna hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Tzunun' Ya' ©
Tzunun' Ya'

3
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cojolya Museum and Store and Colonial Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Volcan San Pedro (in San Pedro La Laguna) and San Lucas Toliman (Tarrales Natural Reserve, The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Marcos La Laguna to Santiago Atitlan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santiago Atitlan when traveling from San Marcos La Laguna in February, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Volcan San Pedro
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

12
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.
Get some historical perspective at Arco de Santa Catalina and Convento de las Capuchinas. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Cerro de la Cruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Iximche (in Panajachel) and Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santiago.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua visit app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Santiago Atitlan to Antigua in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Guatemala City, La Azotea, Iximche
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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