5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

5 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
+5
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Antigua
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2 h
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Huehuetenango
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  3 h
4
Guatemala City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: San Diego

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and finally delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua day trip planning website.

San Diego, USA to Antigua is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in March, expect nights in Antigua to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Santiago Atitlan can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Huehuetenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango ©
Huehuetenango is a city and a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala. On the 22nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Zaculeu and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Huehuetenango trip planner.

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Huehuetenango by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Huehuetenango, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Huehuetenango

Historic Sites
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Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri ©
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aerostatika. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo and then see the top attractions with Aerostatika.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Huehuetenango to Guatemala City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huehuetenango in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Guatemala City, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Tours
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Iglesia Santo domingo ©
Iglesia Santo domingo

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