57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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57 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Livingston
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Izabal
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 4 nights
4
Flores
— 5 nights
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Lanquin
— 4 nights
6
Coban
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Quetzaltenango
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Juan la Laguna
— 5 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
9
Antigua
— 14 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Columbia

4
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Dulce and Catedral de La Inmaculada Concepcion. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Blanca and Punta de Palma. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Seven Altars.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Livingston road trip tool .

Columbia, USA to Livingston is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. In February, Livingston is much warmer than Columbia - with highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Izabal.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Barrios
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

4
nights
Izabal

Izabal ©
Escape the urban bustle at Hot Springs and Hot waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua and Cascada de Agua Caliente.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Izabal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Livingston to Izabal by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Livingston in February, expect nights in Izabal to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. You'll set off for Tikal National Park on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Izabal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
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Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

4
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Tikal and El Mirador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tikal National Park sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Izabal to Tikal National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toFlores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

El Mirador
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Tikal ©
Tikal
El Mirador ©
El Mirador

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Mirador del Rey Canek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque arqueologico uaxactun and Jorge's Rope Swing. Go for a jaunt from Flores to Peten to see Piedras Negras about 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Flores journey maker site .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Flores in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Peten
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

4
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Escape the urban bustle at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Lanquin Caves. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias and head outdoors with Aventura Grande.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Flores to Lanquin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Flores in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lanquin: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 69°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toCoban.

Things to do in Lanquin

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

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Orquigonia and Grutas del Rey Marcos. Visiting Biotopo del Quetzal and Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Las Victorias. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq', admire the natural beauty at Vivero Verapaz, and explore the striking landscape at Grottes de la Candelaria.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coban journey tool .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Coban in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lanquin in February, with highs in Coban at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Parque Nacional Las Victorias ©
Parque Nacional Las Victorias

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral del Espiritu Santo and La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora). Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria Volcano and Fuentes Georginas. Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: Retalhuleu (Xocomil & Xetulul Theme Park). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro El Baul. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, examine the collection at Lxkik Maya Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Ketzali Accessories.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Coban to Quetzaltenango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Coban in March, Quetzaltenango is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
San Juan la Laguna

San Juan la Laguna ©
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. Head to Casa Flor Ixcaco and Galeria Imoxfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colonial Church and Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan la Laguna side-trips: Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna), Solola Market (in Solola) and Spas & Wellness (in San Marcos La Laguna). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, explore and take pictures at Finca Xetuc, and get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan la Laguna holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Juan la Laguna takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Quetzaltenango in March, plan for a bit warmer days in San Juan la Laguna, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Solola Market, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Casa Flor Ixcaco ©
Casa Flor Ixcaco

14
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caoba Farms and Food Tours. Get outdoors at Volcán Pacaya and Finca El Pilar. Venture out of the city with trips to Mall Pradera Concepcion (in Santa Catarina Pinula) and Chateau DeFay (in Santa Maria de Jesus). Make the 26th (Tue) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Casa del Jade, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, and explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Antigua fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from San Juan la Laguna to Antigua by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan la Laguna in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Antigua. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

La Azotea, Valhalla Experimental Station, Mall Pradera Concepcion, Chateau DeFay
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Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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