60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala tour itinerary planner

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to San Pedro La Laguna
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
Taxi to San Bernardino, Bus to Retalhuleu
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Retalhuleu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Chichicastenango
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Coban
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chisec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Flores
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Rio Dulce, Ferry to Livingston
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Livingston
— 5 nights
Ferry to Rio Dulce, Shuttle to Antigua
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Antigua
— 18 nights
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San Pedro La Laguna

— 4 nights
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 Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo (in Santa Catarina Palopo), Museo Lacustre de Atitlan (in Panajachel) and Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna day trip planning site.

Exeter, UK to San Pedro La Laguna is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In February, daytime highs in San Pedro La Laguna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Retalhuleu

— 5 nights
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Go for a jaunt from Retalhuleu to El Asintal to see Tak'alik Ab'aj about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park, examine the collection at XULIK Parque Museo, let the kids burn off some steam at Dino Park, and cool off at Xocomil.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Retalhuleu route website.

Getting from San Pedro La Laguna to Retalhuleu by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in February, you will find days in Retalhuleu are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:

Quetzaltenango

— 6 nights
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 Iglesia San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan), Panajachel (Church of St Francis, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixkik' del Traje Maya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango route planner.

You can drive from Retalhuleu to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Retalhuleu in February: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 25°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:

Chichicastenango

— 3 nights

Chichi

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), Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna) and Q'umarkaj (in Santa Cruz del Quiche). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Lemoa, and steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chichicastenango trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Coban

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
Step out of Coban to go to Chilasco and see El Salto de Chilasco, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria, explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos, and Head underground at Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coban trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Coban in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coban when traveling from Chichicastenango in February, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Chisec.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Chisec

— 2 nights
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha and then get outside with Candelaria Caves.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chisec trip site.

You can drive from Coban to Chisec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chisec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Lanquin

— 2 nights
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 26th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chisec to Lanquin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Flores

— 4 nights
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, head outdoors with Mirador del Rey Canek, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Flores trip builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lanquin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Flores, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:

Tikal National Park

— 5 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Spend the 4th (Thu) soaking in the spiritual atmosphere of Tikal.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Livingston

— 5 nights
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Take a break from Livingston with a short trip to Belgian Cemetary in Santo Tomas de Castilla, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, and admire the sheer force of Seven Altars.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Livingston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Antigua.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Antigua

— 18 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (La Noria, Relief Map, &more), Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures (in Puerto Quetzal) and Iximche (in Panajachel). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Antigua trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in March, expect Antigua to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 31:

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.