11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Flores
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  4​h
Panajachel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Chichicastenango
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
Antigua
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
Los Angeles

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Actún Can. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruinas de Uaxactun and Actún Can. When in Flores, make a side trip to see Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate, approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flores online itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Flores is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Flores is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Panajachel.

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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Actún Can, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

2
days
Panajachel

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Jenna's Galeria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market, then examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then admire the striking features of Casa Cakchiquel, and finally see the interesting displays at La Galeria.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Panajachel online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Flores to Panajachel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Panajachel are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Solola Market, Lake Atitlan
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La Galeria ©
La Galeria
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Tomas Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango online holiday maker .

Getting from Panajachel to Chichicastenango by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Chichicastenango are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Caoba Farms. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and Casa del Jade. Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to La Ruta del Yalu in Sumpango, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Antigua day trip site .

Traveling by shuttle from Chichicastenango to Antigua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chichicastenango in March: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

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La Ruta del Yalu
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Casa del Jade ©
Casa del Jade
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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