15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Guatemala City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Peten
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Santiago Atitlan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Explore Guatemala City's surroundings by going to Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, The Plaza Central Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Guatemala City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Guatemala City, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guatemala City: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Peten.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

1
night
Peten

Peten ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Actún Can, then delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Peten tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Guatemala City to Peten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Flores
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

1
night
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

Before you visit Tikal National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Lanquin Caves and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin. On the next day, get outside with Aventura Grande, contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lanquin tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Lanquin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

2
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and then get impressive views of Lake Atitlan. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church and then get impressive views of Volcano Toliman.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Santiago Atitlan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April, Santiago Atitlan is little chillier than Lanquin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Volcan San Pedro, Volcano Toliman, Casa Flor Ixcaco, Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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