16 days in Chicago & Guatemala City Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Guatemala City Itinerary

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16 days in Chicago & Guatemala City Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
1
Chicago, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

6
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Janesville to see Rotary Botanical Gardens about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Field Museum, walk around Millennium Park, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

8
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guatemala City: Antigua (Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, Cerro de la Cruz, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Guatemala City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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