21 days in Guatemala Itinerary

21 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Fly
1
Antigua
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Ferry to San Pedro La Laguna
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Quetzaltenango
— 4 nights
Shuttle
4
Chichicastenango
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Shuttle
6
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (Mundo Petapa Irtra, Palacio Nacional, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Antigua road trip app.

Oslo, Norway to Antigua is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect Antigua to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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2
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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.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, then get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and then look for gifts at Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro La Laguna trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Antigua in August since evenings lows in San Pedro La Laguna dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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4
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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: Tak'alik Ab'aj (in El Asintal), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal, see the interesting displays at Lxkik Maya Museum, make a trip to Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, and get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Quetzaltenango online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Quetzaltenango: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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1
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Chichicastenango

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.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pascual Abaj, then stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chichicastenango journey planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites
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2
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Lanquin

San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 25th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Aventura Grande and then Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lanquin online trip maker.

You can drive from Chichicastenango to Lanquin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, Lanquin is warmer than Chichicastenango - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Actún Can, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Flores trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Lanquin to Flores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in August, plan for slightly colder days in Flores, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

2
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Tikal National Park

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Flores to Tikal National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.