60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bologna
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  20 h 15 min
1
Antigua
— 15 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Peten
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
3
Izabal
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Chisec
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Coban
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Lanquin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Chichicastenango
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
8
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Retalhuleu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Santiago Atitlan
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Bologna

15
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 out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Panajachel (Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, Reserva Natural Atitlán, &more), Naciones Unidas National Park (in Villa Nueva) and Guatemala City (Museo del Ferrocarril, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip builder app.

Bologna, Italy to Antigua is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bologna to Antigua, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopo, Fuego Volcano, Naciones Unidas National Park
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 16:
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

5
nights
Peten

Peten ©
Peten is known for historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park, make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte, look for all kinds of wild species at Maya Biosphere Reserve, and get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Peten trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Antigua to Peten in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Izabal on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte
Maya Biosphere Reserve ©
Maya Biosphere Reserve

5
nights
Izabal

Izabal ©
Get out of town with these interesting Izabal side-trips: Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua (in Quirigua) and Rio Dulce (in Livingston).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Izabal route builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Peten to Izabal takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Chisec.

Things to do in Izabal

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Rio Dulce
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ©
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

4
nights
Chisec

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Get out of town with these interesting Chisec side-trips: Chahal (Parque Natural Las Conchas & Cuevas de Se'tzol). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Candelaria Caves and explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisec trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Izabal to Chisec takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Chisec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chahal, Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha ©
Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves
Cuevas de Se'tzol ©
Cuevas de Se'tzol

5
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.
Take a break from Coban with a short trip to El Salto de Chilasco in Chilasco, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal, take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria, Head underground at Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq', and explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Coban driving holiday planner.

Getting from Chisec to Coban by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

El Salto de Chilasco
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq' ©
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'

4
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, and head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Coban to Lanquin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coban in October: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chichicastenango side-trips: Solola Market (in Solola), Q'umarkaj (in Santa Cruz del Quiche) and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Lemoa, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Rossbach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chichicastenango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Chichicastenango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lanquin in October, things will get colder in Chichicastenango: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. You'll set off for Quetzaltenango on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz del Quiche, Solola Market, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Solola Market ©
Solola Market
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Totonicapan (Iglesia San Andres Xecul & Parque Ecologico Chajil Siwan) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and cool off at Xocomil.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Quetzaltenango sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Totonicapan, Fuentes Georginas
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

5
nights
Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Take a break from Retalhuleu with a short trip to Tak'alik Ab'aj in El Asintal, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, cool off at Xocomil, let little ones run wild at Dino Park, and see the interesting displays at XULIK Parque Museo.

Make your Retalhuleu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in October, expect nights in Retalhuleu to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. You will leave for Santiago Atitlan on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Mulua, Tak'alik Ab'aj
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo
Dino Park ©
Dino Park

5
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago Atitlan: San Lucas Toliman (Volcano Toliman & Volcan Atitlan), San Juan la Laguna (Casa Flor Ixcaco, Galeria Imox, &more) and San Pedro La Laguna (Volcan San Pedro & Tzunun' Ya'). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and hike along El Pico de Cielo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip site.

You can drive from Retalhuleu to Santiago Atitlan in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Retalhuleu in October; daily highs in Santiago Atitlan reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Lucas Toliman, San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan

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