14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

14 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
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Antigua
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Ferry to San Pedro La Laguna
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San Pedro La Laguna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Iglesia de La Merced. Step out of the city life by going to Volcán Pacaya and Volcan de Agua. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, take an in-depth tour of La Azotea, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and steep yourself in history at Casa Popenoe.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip builder tool.

New York City, USA to Antigua is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Antigua is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Reserva Natural Atitlán and Geo Travel Guatemala. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galeria Imox and Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Pedro La Laguna: Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna) and La Galeria (in Panajachel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, see the interesting displays at Tzunun' Ya', and stop by Lema Association.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Antigua in May since evenings lows in San Pedro La Laguna dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 28th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then get outside with Aventura Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

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You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in May: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 97°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip planner.

Drive from Lanquin to Tikal National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.