15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Val d'Or
Fly:  19​h
Antigua
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
Panajachel
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 15​min
San Pedro La Laguna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Lanquin
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
Coban
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Flores
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Val d'Or

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convento Santa Clara and Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Church of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Joyeria C'Santos Antigua.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip website .

Val d'Or, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Val d'Or to Antigua. In June, Antigua is a bit warmer than Val d'Or - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Santa Catarina Palopo.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

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You can take a bus from Antigua to Panajachel in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antigua in June: high temperatures in Panajachel hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, then look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Lema Association, and finally get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna travel planner .

Ride a ferry from Panajachel to San Pedro La Laguna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in San Pedro La Laguna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coban.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Colonial Church, Spas & Wellness, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo ©
Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo

2
days
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Monumento Natural Semuc Champey has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias and then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey. On the next day, get outside with Aventura Grande and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lanquin online travel planner .

Drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Lanquin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in June, with highs in Lanquin at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

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

2
days
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vivero Verapaz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coban trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Lanquin to Coban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in June, things will get slightly colder in Coban: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Coban

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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Tikal. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Biotope Cahui, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Flores tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coban to Flores in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coban in June, with highs in Flores at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Tikal, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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