15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  20​h 15​min
1
Antigua
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Quetzaltenango
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Lanquin
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  30​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
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 Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Popol Vuh, & more). Make the 22nd (Tue) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antigua trip app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Antigua is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Antigua is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antigua, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

2
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.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter, explore and take pictures at Finca Xetuc, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro La Laguna route planning app .

Drive from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Pedro La Laguna when traveling from Antigua in January, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Finca Xetuc, Lake Atitlan, Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Finca Xetuc ©
Finca Xetuc

2
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.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Fuentes Georginas and then get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), then make a trip to Central Plaza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral del Espiritu Santo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chicabal.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango online holiday builder .

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in January, plan for slightly colder days in Quetzaltenango, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fuentes Georginas
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

1
day
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 28th (Mon), head outdoors with Aventura Grande and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanquin trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to Lanquin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Quetzaltenango, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lanquin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

1
day
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Lanquin to Tikal National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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