10 days in Antigua & San Marcos La Laguna Itinerary

10 days in Antigua & San Marcos La Laguna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala journey maker

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Antigua
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Panajachel, Taxi to San Marcos La Laguna
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San Marcos La Laguna
— 7 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to San Jose

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Antigua

— 2 nights
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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Antigua is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Antigua, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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San Marcos La Laguna

— 7 nights
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. Explore San Marcos La Laguna's surroundings by going to Santiago Atitlan (Colonial Church & Cojolya Museum and Store), Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and San Pedro La Laguna (Volcan San Pedro, Church of St Peter, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Lago de Atitlan, take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox, and stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Marcos La Laguna trip builder tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Antigua to San Marcos La Laguna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Marcos La Laguna when traveling from Antigua in January, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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