60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Chiquimula Department
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lanquin
— 7 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
3
Coban
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Quetzaltenango
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Pedro La Laguna
— 6 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Panajachel
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Antigua
— 9 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
8
El Remate
— 6 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
9
Livingston
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

5
nights
Chiquimula Department

Chiquimula Department ©
Chiquimula is a department of Guatemala, in Central America.PopulationAs of 1850, the population was an estimated 80,000.GovernanceMunicipalities Camotán Chiquimula Concepción Las Minas Esquipulas Ipala Jocotán Olopa Quezaltepeque San Jacinto San José La Arada San Juan ErmitaEconomyHistorically, tobacco was the department's main industry. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de Esquipulas and Museo de Paleontologia y Arqueologia de Estanzuela. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Volcan Ipala and Actun Kan. Change things up with a short trip to Museo del Ferrocarril en Zacapa in Zacapa (about 1h 45 min away).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chiquimula Department online itinerary creator.

Lisbon, Portugal to Chiquimula Department is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Chiquimula Department is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect nights in Chiquimula Department to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Chiquimula Department

#Nature, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Actún Can, Museo de Paleontologia y Arqueologia de Estanzuela, Museo del Ferrocarril en Zacapa
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Volcan Ipala ©
Volcan Ipala
Basilica de Esquipulas ©
Basilica de Esquipulas
Actún Can ©
Actún Can

7
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grutas Las Marias and Lanquin Caves. Escape the urban bustle at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Aventura Grande.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lanquin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chiquimula Department to Lanquin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chiquimula Department in November, expect Lanquin to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 17°C. You'll set off for Coban on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Lanquin

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
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Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Biotopo del Quetzal and Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Candelaria Caves and Vivero Verapaz.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coban trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lanquin to Coban in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Coban sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Quetzaltenango on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Coban

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Chisec
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua ©
Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Chicabal and Fuentes Georginas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral del Espiritu Santo and Lxkik Maya Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro El Baul. On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril de los Altos, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at Chocolate Dona Pancha.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango online itinerary creator.

Drive from Coban to Quetzaltenango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coban in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Quetzaltenango. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 15:
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Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Indian Nose and Volcan San Pedro. Get outdoors at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro La Laguna: Santiago Atitlan (Cojolya Museum and Store & Colonial Church). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox, explore and take pictures at Finca Xetuc, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Peter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro La Laguna trip planner.

Getting from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro La Laguna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Panajachel.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, San Juan la Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

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nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santo Tomas Church and Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chichi Cemetery and Pascual Abaj. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panajachel: Solola Market (in Solola), Spas & Wellness (in Santa Cruz La Laguna) and Coffee & Tea Tours (in Santa Catarina Palopo). Spend the 27th (Wed) peacefully gliding across the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Atitlan, stroll through Reserva Natural Atitlán, see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, and look for gifts at Jenna's Galeria.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Panajachel tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Panajachel takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, Solola Market, Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan

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nights
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 Coffee & Tea Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convento Santa Clara and Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Zona Viva, Oakland Mall, & more) and La Ruta del Yalu (in Sumpango). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, delve into the distant past at La Recoleccion, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and relax in the rural setting at Valhalla Experimental Station.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antigua itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Panajachel to Antigua in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Panajachel in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antigua, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Remate.

Things to do in Antigua

#Tours, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guatemala City, La Ruta del Yalu, Valhalla Experimental Station
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 6:
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Coffee & Tea Tours
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales ©

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nights
El Remate

El Remate ©
Get some cultural insight at Ruinas de Uaxactun and Catedral de Flores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Las Guacamayas Biological Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Remate: Yaxha (in Peten) and Flores (Petencito Zoo, Jorge's Rope Swing, & more).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Remate trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Antigua to El Remate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Livingston.

Things to do in El Remate

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Flores, Rio Dulce, Yaxha National Park
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

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nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Blanca and Seven Altars.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Livingston travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from El Remate to Livingston in 7 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Livingston

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

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