57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tikal National Park
— 4 nights
2
Flores
— 5 nights
3
Livingston
— 5 nights
4
Antigua
— 11 nights
5
San Pedro La Laguna
— 6 nights
6
Quetzaltenango
— 6 nights
7
Chichicastenango
— 6 nights
8
Lanquin
— 6 nights
9
Coban
— 5 nights

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). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip itinerary planning website.

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'll set off for Flores on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Peten
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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.
Take a break from Flores with a short trip to Mirador del Rey Canek in Peten, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, look for all kinds of wild species at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, and head outdoors with Actún Can.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Flores trip maker app.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Flores by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Flores are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mirador del Rey Canek, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

5
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Go for a jaunt from Livingston to Santo Tomas de Castilla to see Belgian Cemetary about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Livingston trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Flores to Livingston in 7 hours. February in Livingston sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Antigua.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Belgian Cemetary
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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: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Paseo Cayala, &more), Iximche (in Panajachel) and Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Agua.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua attractions planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Livingston in February: high temperatures in Antigua hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche, Fuego Volcano
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
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: Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store), San Lucas Toliman (Volcan Atitlan & Volcano Toliman) and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in February, expect little chillier with lows of °F in San Pedro La Laguna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, San Lucas Toliman, San Marcos La Laguna, 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil), Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal) and Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sun) at Xocomil. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in March, you will find days in Quetzaltenango are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas, Tak'alik Ab'aj
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chichicastenango: Solola Market (in Solola), Santa Catarina Palopo (Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo & Santa Catarina Palopo Church) and Panajachel (Hotel Atitlan Gardens, Church of St Francis, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church, identify plant and animal life at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, and stop by Manos Crucenas Artisan Store.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chichicastenango day trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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, Solola Market
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. When in Lanquin, make a side trip to see Lagunas Sepalau in Chisec, approximately Chisec away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Head underground at Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin visit planner.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Lanquin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chichicastenango in March, expect Lanquin to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagunas Sepalau
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Coban to Chisec to see Candelaria Caves about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq', explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coban itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Coban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in March, expect Coban to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough 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
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

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