15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 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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Coban
— 1 night
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.
Get outdoors at Volcán Pacaya and Volcan de Agua. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Arco de Santa Catalina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, view the masterpieces at El Fotografo, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

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New York City, USA to Antigua is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Antigua to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
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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.
Cojolya Museum and Store and AviMuseo de Arte de Atitlan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Galeria Imox and Tzunun' Ya'. Venture out of the city with trips to El Pico de Cielo (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Reserva Natural Atitlán (in Panajachel) and Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, surround yourself with nature on Geo Travel Guatemala, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in May, San Pedro La Laguna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coban.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Coban

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.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal.

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Drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Coban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In May in Coban, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

Wildlife · Parks

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

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Getting from Coban to Lanquin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coban in May; daily highs in Lanquin reach 97°F and lows reach 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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tikal.

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You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Guatemala travel guide

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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.