6 days in Guatemala Itinerary

6 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Panajachel
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Panajachel
— 1 night
Drive
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Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive
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Guatemala City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Panajachel

— 1 night
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
On the 13th (Tue), find your balance on the water with guateSUP, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Atitlán.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panajachel trip maker.

San Francisco, USA to Panajachel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Panajachel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Panajachel: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Lanquin

— 1 night
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 14th (Wed), head outdoors with Aventura Grande, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lanquin attractions planner.

You can drive from Panajachel to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Panajachel in April: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 99°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Guatemala City

— 3 nights

Guate

The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
On the 15th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Mundo Petapa Irtra and then get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City day trip website.

Drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in April, things will get little chillier in Guatemala City: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side 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.