Hello, 3 of my friends and I are going to spend one month in Guatemala from mid June to mid July.
So far, we have decided to go straight to Antigua from the airport and spend 5 nights there.Definitely want to climb the Pacaya volcano. From there we would go to Lake Atilan for about 6 nights. One of those days we will venture to the Chi Chi Market. After that, we want to eventually make our way to see Flores/Tikal, Lanquin, Semuc Champey, Rio Dulce and Copan.
We'll have around 16 days to distribute through to those following places. How long should we spend in each of them? And in what order would be the best after the lake?
Are there places we need to see that I did not list above in the short amount of time we have?
Any suggestions on transportation, Hostels, essential items you don't think of until you get there? Should I bring a sleeping bag? or do the hostels provide sheets? Any places to avoid?
We are two 19, one 20 and one 22 year old females backpacking on a low budget but still wanting to do and see as much as possible! Any tips in general would be very helpful!