60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala trip maker

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Antigua
— 15 nights
Fly
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Peten
— 5 nights
Drive
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Izabal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chisec
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coban
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lanquin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichicastenango
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive
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Retalhuleu
— 5 nights
Bus to San Bernardino, Taxi to Santiago Atitlan
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Santiago Atitlan
— 5 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

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Antigua

— 15 nights
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), Guatemala City (Museo del Ferrocarril, Catedral Metropolitana, &more) and Naciones Unidas National Park (in Villa Nueva). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip app.

Bologna, Italy to Antigua is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Antigua is minus 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Peten.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Peten

— 5 nights
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, identify plant and animal life at Maya Biosphere Reserve, don't miss a visit to Isla Principal Topoxte, and get outside with Mirador del Rey Canek.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Peten trip app.

Fly from Antigua to Peten in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive. You'll set off for Izabal on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Izabal

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

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Izabal route builder site.

Traveling by car from Peten to Izabal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chisec

— 4 nights
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.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, 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 and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coban.

Things to do in Chisec

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coban

— 5 nights

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.
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 Orquigonia, explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos, explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coban trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chisec to Coban in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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

Lanquin

— 4 nights
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 see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, 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

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Chichicastenango

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chichicastenango side-trips: Solola Market (in Solola), Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna) and Q'umarkaj (in Santa Cruz del Quiche). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church, see the interesting displays at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango road trip planning app.

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 cooler in Chichicastenango: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Quetzaltenango

— 5 nights
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: Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Totonicapan (Iglesia San Andres Xecul & Parque Ecologico Chajil Siwan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, stop by Ketzali Accessories, cool off at Xocomil, and get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Quetzaltenango online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Quetzaltenango are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu

— 5 nights
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 · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan

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

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Retalhuleu to Santiago Atitlan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

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.