57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Antigua
— 14 nights
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Flores
— 5 nights
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Lanquin
— 5 nights
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Chisec
— 5 nights
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Coban
— 5 nights
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Chichicastenango
— 5 nights
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Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
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Retalhuleu
— 5 nights
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Santiago Atitlan
— 5 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (La Canada, Edificio de Correos Central, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Antigua online trip itinerary maker.

Kelowna, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Antigua are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

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Volcán Pacaya
4.4
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Spas
4.2
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Neighborhood
Zona Viva
3.5

5
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Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Step out of Flores to go to El Remate and see Cerro Biotope Cahui, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and Head underground at Actún Can.

To find out how to plan a trip to Flores, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Antigua to Flores in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Antigua in January since evenings lows in Flores dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
4.3

5
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: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, get outside with Aventura Grande, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lanquin travel route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Flores to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flores in January, expect nights in Lanquin to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Chisec.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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5
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Chisec

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Step out of Chisec with an excursion to Parque Natural Las Conchas in Chahal--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Candelaria Caves, Head underground at Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek, and explore the activities along Lagunas Sepalau.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chisec trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lanquin to Chisec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Chisec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Outdoor Activity
Candelaria Caves
4.7
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Water Body
Lagunas Sepalau
3.4

5
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Coban

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.
When in Coban, make a side trip to see El Salto de Chilasco in Chilasco, approximately Chilasco away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia, take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Las Victorias, and take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coban road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chisec to Coban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Coban sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Orquigonia
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Grutas del Rey Marcos
4.4

5
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Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichicastenango: Solola Market (in Solola), Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna) and Q'umarkaj (in Santa Cruz del Quiche). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chichicastenango online travel route planner.

Getting from Coban to Chichicastenango by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Coban in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Chichicastenango. You'll set off for Quetzaltenango on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery
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Flea Market
Solola Market
4.4

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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.
Explore Quetzaltenango's surroundings by going to San Andres Xecul (in Totonicapan) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, don't miss a visit to Central Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango attractions planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Quetzaltenango sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
4.7
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.7

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Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Step out of Retalhuleu with an excursion to Tak'alik Ab'aj in El Asintal--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xetulul Theme Park, have fun at Dino Park, make a splash at Xocomil, and examine the collection at XULIK Parque Museo.

Plan a Retalhuleu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Quetzaltenango in February; daily highs in Retalhuleu reach 39°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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Theme Park
Xetulul Theme Park
4.7
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Specialty Museum
XULIK Parque Museo
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Playground
Dino Park
3.9

5
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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago Atitlan: San Juan la Laguna (Galeria Imox, Indian Nose, &more), San Marcos La Laguna (Spas & Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve) and San Pedro La Laguna (Atitlan Women Weavers, Church of St Peter, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, and get impressive views of Volcano Toliman.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip planning site.

Getting from Retalhuleu to Santiago Atitlan by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Santiago Atitlan is little chillier than Retalhuleu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Water Body
Lake Atitlan
4.6
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Spa
Spas
4.0
Volcano
Volcan San Pedro
4.3

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