60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 45​min
1
Antigua
— 6 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Quetzaltenango
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Pedro La Laguna
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chichicastenango
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Chisec
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lanquin
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Quirigua
— 6 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 15​min
8
Livingston
— 6 nights
ferry + shuttle:  8​h
9
Tikal National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Chicago

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, La Aurora Zoo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antigua journey planner .

Chicago, USA to Antigua is an approximately 15-hour flight. In March, Antigua is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Shopping 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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro El Baul. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, see the interesting displays at Lxkik Maya Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral del Espiritu Santo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Quetzaltenango in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Antigua in March, expect Quetzaltenango to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro La Laguna side-trips: Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan), Panajachel (Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, Reserva Natural Atitlán, & more) and Volcan Atitlan (in San Lucas Toliman). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, admire all the interesting features of Finca Xetuc, look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry. March in San Pedro La Laguna sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Panajachel, San Juan la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

7
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tzantizotz Nature Reserve (in Santa Cruz La Laguna) and Santa Catarina Palopo Church (in Santa Catarina Palopo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Tomas Church, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo, and contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chichicastenango trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Chichicastenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Chisec.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj

6
nights
Chisec

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Chisec is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Candelaria Caves and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Sepalau.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisec trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Chichicastenango to Chisec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chichicastenango in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chisec, with lows around 54°F. You will leave for Lanquin on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Chisec

Nature Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 3:
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Lagunas Sepalau ©
Lagunas Sepalau
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

7
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Lanquin is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Head underground at Lanquin Caves, and get outside with Aventura Grande.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lanquin online trip builder .

Drive from Chisec to Lanquin in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lanquin can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toQuirigua.

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

6
nights
Quirigua

Quirigua ©
When in Quirigua, make a side trip to see Hot Springs in Izabal, approximately 1h 40 min away.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Quirigua journey builder site .

Getting from Lanquin to Quirigua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lanquin in April: high temperatures in Quirigua hover around 98°F and lows are around 74°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Quirigua

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs
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6
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Livingston is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, explore the activities along Rio Dulce, and take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Livingston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Quirigua to Livingston takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Quirigua in April, plan for slightly colder days in Livingston, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Nature Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

5
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tikal National Park: Flores (Jorge's Rope Swing, Petencito Zoo, & more), Cerro Biotope Cahui (in El Remate) and Yaxha (in Peten). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring ancient history at Tikal.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tikal National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Tikal National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Flores, El Mirador, Cerro Biotope Cahui, Yaxha National Park
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
El Mirador ©
El Mirador

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