29 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

29 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

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29 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santiago Atitlan
— 15 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Newark


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 Santa Cruz Spanish School and Church of St Francis. Change things up with these side-trips from Panajachel: Santa Cruz La Laguna (El Pico de Cielo, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Cakchiquel, see the interesting displays at AviMuseo de Arte de Atitlan, make a trip to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Panajachel journey planner .

Newark, USA to Panajachel is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Panajachel. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: high temperatures in Panajachel hover around 76°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Panajachel

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz La Laguna, Santa Catarina Palopo, San Antonio Palopo
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La Galeria ©
La Galeria
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis

Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cojolya Museum and Store and Church of St Peter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago Atitlan: San Juan la Laguna (Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, Lema Association, & more), San Marcos La Laguna (Spas & Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve) and San Lucas Toliman (The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute, Volcan Atitlan, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tzunun' Ya', take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago Atitlan day trip tool .

Drive from Panajachel to Santiago Atitlan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Lucas Toliman, San Pedro La Laguna, San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan
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Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Church of St Peter ©
Church of St Peter
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox