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Best time to visit Guatemala

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The best time to visit Guatemala is November-May

While Guatemala is a popular destination to visit all year round, November-May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Guatemala City, Guatemala can reach a top of 30℃ (85℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 12℃ (53℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Guatemala though so you can find out more information about this below.

The sun stays up the longest in Guatemala in April, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Guatemala below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

April

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Guatemala seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Guatemala is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Guatemala

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Guatemala CityNovember-May
23℃
12℃
25℃
13℃
26℃
13℃
27℃
16℃
25℃
17℃
23℃
16℃
24℃
15℃
24℃
15℃
23℃
15℃
23℃
14℃
22℃
13℃
23℃
12℃
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Top FAQs

Guatemala is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Guatemala:

The warmest month of the year in Guatemala City, one of the most popular places to visit in Guatemala, is April.
The driest month of the year in Guatemala City, Guatemala, is usually around January each year.

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