60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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60 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Peten
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 15​min
3
Livingston
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
4
Coban
— 5 nights
5
Lanquin
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Chichicastenango
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Quetzaltenango
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Pedro La Laguna
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 7 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h
10
Antigua
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
Get outdoors at Tikal and Cerro Biotope Cahui.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip planning tool .

Chicago, USA to Tikal National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toPeten.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cerro Biotope Cahui, El Mirador
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Tikal ©
Tikal
El Mirador ©
El Mirador
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

4
nights
Peten

Peten ©
Step out of Peten with an excursion to Jorge's Rope Swing in Flores--about 1h 40 min away.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Peten day trip planner .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Peten by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toLivingston.

Things to do in Peten

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jorge's Rope Swing
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Maya Biosphere Reserve ©
Maya Biosphere Reserve
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing

5
nights
Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Visiting Playa Blanca and Rio Dulce will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Livingston to Izabal to see Playa Sand Bay about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Seven Altars.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingston day trip planning site .

Getting from Peten to Livingston by combination of ferry, bus, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. In April in Livingston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for Coban on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Sand Bay
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Rio Dulce ©
Rio Dulce
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Candelaria Caves and Biotopo del Quetzal. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia and admire the natural beauty at Vivero Verapaz.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coban travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Livingston to Coban takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Livingston in April, with highs in Coban at 80°F and lows at 58°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Candelaria Caves
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

6
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.

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

You can take a shuttle from Coban to Lanquin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Lanquin are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will leave for Chichicastenango on the 26th (Thu).

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
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.
Get some cultural insight at Santo Tomas Church and Chichi Cemetery. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Ecologico Los Senderos del Abuelo and contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chichicastenango tour website .

You can drive from Lanquin to Chichicastenango in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lanquin in April, with highs in Chichicastenango at 74°F and lows at 46°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santo Tomas Church ©
Santo Tomas Church
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Maria Volcano and Laguna Chicabal. Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: XULIK Parque Museo (in Santa Cruz Mulua), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Retalhuleu (Xetulul Theme Park & Xocomil). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro El Baul. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora), and see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril de los Altos.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Quetzaltenango itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. May in Quetzaltenango sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Retalhuleu, Fuentes Georginas, XULIK Parque Museo
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

6
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.
Visiting Reserva Natural Atitlán and Reserva Natural Atitlan will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan) and Panajachel (La Galeria, Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Lake Atitlan, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro La Laguna trip maker website .

Drive from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May in San Pedro La Laguna, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Panajachel, Santiago Atitlan, Casa Flor Ixcaco, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Lake Atitlan
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Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

7
nights
Santa Cruz La Laguna

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Explore Santa Cruz La Laguna's surroundings by going to Santa Catarina Palopo Church (in Santa Catarina Palopo) and San Lucas Toliman (The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute & Volcan Atitlan).

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz La Laguna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Santa Cruz La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz La Laguna can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will leave for Antigua on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Lucas Toliman, Solola Market, Santa Catarina Palopo Church
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Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Volcán Pacaya and La Aurora Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and The Plaza Central Park. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Oakland Mall, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, stop by Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antigua holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Santa Cruz La Laguna to Antigua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz La Laguna in May, with highs in Antigua at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

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