15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Santiago Atitlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Quetzaltenango
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
Shuttle:  5​h
4
Flores
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
5
Antigua
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church and then get impressive views of Volcano Toliman.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago Atitlan route website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, things will get little chillier in Santiago Atitlan: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quetzaltenango: Retalhuleu (Xocomil & Xetulul Theme Park) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), admire the striking features of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, and contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quetzaltenango road trip planning website .

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Quetzaltenango by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santiago Atitlan in June, with highs in Quetzaltenango at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas
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Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano

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 1st (Wed): Head underground at Lanquin Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lanquin day trip app .

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Quetzaltenango in June: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tikal National Park (Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction & Tikal). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Flores trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Flores, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, browse the exhibits of Belfinart, and see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Flores to Antigua takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Flores in July: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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