13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Antigua
— 1 night
2
Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Panajachel
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Antigua
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon.

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Montreal, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Montreal in February: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping
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La Casa del Algodon ©
La Casa del Algodon

3
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin holiday planner.

You can drive from Antigua to Lanquin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in February; daily highs in Lanquin reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. You'll set off for Panajachel on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

4
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.
Step out of Panajachel to go to San Lucas Toliman and see Tarrales Natural Reserve, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Iximche, don't miss a visit to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, admire the striking features of Casa Cakchiquel, and admire the natural beauty at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Lanquin to Panajachel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Lanquin in February, expect Panajachel to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo, Tarrales Natural Reserve, San Antonio Palopo
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Hotel Atitlan Gardens ©
Hotel Atitlan Gardens
Iximche ©
Iximche
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church

4
nights
Antigua

Antigua ©
See some other sides of Antigua: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antigua trip maker site .

Getting from Panajachel to Antigua by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Nature Museums
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Spas
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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