57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Flores
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Livingston
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  7​h
4
Antigua
— 11 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
San Pedro La Laguna
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
7
Chichicastenango
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Lanquin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Coban
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Durham

4
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Explore Tikal National Park's surroundings by going to Peten (Isla Principal Topoxte & Yaxha National Park). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Tikal. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tikal National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Durham, USA to Tikal National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Tikal National Park due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Flores on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Peten
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

5
nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, meet the residents at Petencito Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Flores tour planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Flores in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Flores sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Mirador del Rey Canek
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©

5
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Explore Livingston's surroundings by going to Hot waterfall (in Izabal) and Belgian Cemetary (in Santo Tomas de Castilla). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, stroll through Playa Blanca, and take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Livingston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Flores to Livingston by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Livingston are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toAntigua.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hot waterfall, Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Belgian Cemetary
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

11
nights
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: Iximche (in Panajachel), Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Paseo Cayala, & more) and Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and make a trip to The Plaza Central Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Antigua online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Livingston to Antigua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Livingston in February, with highs in Antigua at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Fuego Volcano, Iximche
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 27:
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

6
nights
San Pedro La Laguna

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 out of town with these interesting San Pedro La Laguna side-trips: San Lucas Toliman (Volcan Atitlan & Volcano Toliman), Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store) and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Tzunun' Ya', take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Peter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna travel planner .

Getting from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Pedro La Laguna when traveling from Antigua in February, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, San Lucas Toliman, Santiago Atitlan, El Pico de Cielo
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quetzaltenango side-trips: Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil), Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sun) at Xocomil. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, stop by Ketzali Accessories, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, and don't miss a visit to Central Plaza.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango journey maker tool .

Getting from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in March, plan for slightly colder days in Quetzaltenango, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas, Tak'alik Ab'aj
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

6
nights
Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panajachel (Hotel Atitlan Gardens, Church of St Francis, & more), Solola Market (in Solola) and Santa Catarina Palopo (Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo & Santa Catarina Palopo Church). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church, examine the collection at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Lemoa, and contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango sightseeing website .

You can take a shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Chichicastenango, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Panajachel, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Santa Catarina Palopo, Santa Cruz del Quiche, San Antonio Palopo
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

6
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Go for a jaunt from Lanquin to Chisec to see Lagunas Sepalau about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Head underground at Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lanquin day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chichicastenango to Lanquin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, Lanquin is much warmer than Chichicastenango - with highs of 94°F and lows of 71°F. You'll set off for Coban on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagunas Sepalau
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

5
nights
Coban

Coban ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Candelaria Caves in Chisec (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Las Victorias, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq', and take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coban trip planner .

You can drive from Lanquin to Coban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Coban is a bit cooler than Lanquin - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Candelaria Caves
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia

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