8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
1
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Panajachel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Retalhuleu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Guatemala City


4
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Volcán Pacaya and The Plaza Central Park. Family-friendly places like La Aurora Zoo and Relief Map will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guatemala City: Antigua (Arco de Santa Catalina, Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, & more). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional and see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Guatemala City. In March, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Panajachel.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Reserva Natural Atitlán and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Atitlan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip site .

You can drive from Guatemala City to Panajachel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Guatemala City in March: high temperatures in Panajachel hover around 26°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Reserva Natural Atitlán ©
Reserva Natural Atitlán
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis

1
night
Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. On the 17th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Retalhuleu online route planner .

Traveling by car from Panajachel to Retalhuleu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Panajachel in March, expect nights in Retalhuleu to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks
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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park

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