60 days in Newark & Guatemala Itinerary

60 days in Newark & Guatemala Itinerary

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Newark, United States
— 12 nights
2
Antigua, Guatemala
— 11 nights
3
Livingston, Guatemala
— 4 nights
4
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 3 nights
5
Flores, Guatemala
— 4 nights
6
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 4 nights
7
Coban, Guatemala
— 4 nights
8
Chisec, Guatemala
— 3 nights
9
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 5 nights
10
Retalhuleu, Guatemala
— 2 nights
11
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
— 4 nights

12
nights
Newark, United States

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newark: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Sourland Mountain Preserve (in Hillsborough) and Princeton (Princeton University, St. Paul's Catholic Church, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newark journey app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Newark

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Princeton, Montclair, New Paltz, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Liberty State Park
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure

11
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Iglesia Santo domingo, Museo Popol Vuh, &more), Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango) and Iximche (in Panajachel). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Antigua journey builder.

Explore your travel options from Newark to Antigua with the Route module. Traveling from Newark to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Antigua to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Fuego Volcano, Iximche, Mixco Viejo, Santo Tomas Church
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Mundo Petapa Irtra ©
Mundo Petapa Irtra

4
nights
Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Step out of Livingston with an excursion to Belgian Cemetary in Santo Tomas de Castilla--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa Blanca, admire the sheer force of Seven Altars, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Felipe de Lara.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Livingston day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Antigua to Livingston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Livingston is a bit warmer than Antigua - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Belgian Cemetary
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Lara
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

3
nights
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Get out of town with these interesting Tikal National Park side-trips: Peten (Yaxha National Park & Isla Principal Topoxte). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park route planner.

Getting from Livingston to Tikal National Park by combination of ferry and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Peten
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte

4
nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, head outdoors with Actún Can, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Flores road trip site.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Flores by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
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Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Actún Can ©
Actún Can

4
nights
Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Go for a jaunt from Lanquin to Raxruha to see Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha about 3h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, head outdoors with Aventura Grande, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lanquin online visit planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Flores to Lanquin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flores in February: highs in Lanquin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha ©
Cuevas de Candelaria Mucbilha

4
nights
Coban, Guatemala

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.
Coban is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz, and explore the activities along Grutas del Rey Marcos.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coban planning tool.

Drive from Lanquin to Coban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in February; daily highs in Coban reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chisec.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq' ©
Cuevas de B'omb'il Pek y Jul Iq'

3
nights
Chisec, Guatemala

Chisec ©
Chisec is a municipality in the north of the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz that was founded in 1813. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna Lachua. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Candelaria Caves, Head underground at Las Cuevas de Bombil Pek, and explore the activities along Lagunas Sepalau.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chisec driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Coban to Chisec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Chisec

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lagunas Sepalau ©
Lagunas Sepalau
Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

5
nights
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Quetzaltenango: Indian Nose (in San Juan la Laguna), Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Andres Xecul, and stop by Ketzali Accessories.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Chisec to Quetzaltenango in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Quetzaltenango can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Retalhuleu.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichicastenango, Indian Nose, Fuentes Georginas, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, San Andres Xecul
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal
Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

2
nights
Retalhuleu, Guatemala

Retalhuleu ©
The city of Retalhuleu is in south-western Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tak'alik Ab'aj, thenexamine the collection at XULIK Parque Museo, and then cool off at Xocomil. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Dino Park and then get in on the family fun at Xetulul Theme Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Retalhuleu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Quetzaltenango to Retalhuleu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Quetzaltenango in February, with highs in Retalhuleu at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in Retalhuleu

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Mulua, Tak'alik Ab'aj
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
XULIK Parque Museo ©
XULIK Parque Museo
Dino Park ©
Dino Park

4
nights
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Lucas Toliman: Santa Catarina Palopo (Santa Catarina Palopo Church & Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo), Hotel Atitlan Gardens (in Panajachel) and Volcan San Pedro (in San Pedro La Laguna). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, and see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Lucas Toliman attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Retalhuleu to San Lucas Toliman takes 2.5 hours. In February, San Lucas Toliman is slightly colder than Retalhuleu - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Santa Catarina Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Cojolya Museum and Store, Hotel Atitlan Gardens, Volcan San Pedro
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

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