10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Shuttle:  5 h
3
Flores
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Miami

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan tour itinerary builder tool.

Miami, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Santiago Atitlan to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): Head underground at Lanquin Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lanquin driving holiday tool.

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in December; daily highs in Lanquin reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin

3
nights
Flores

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.
Go for a jaunt from Flores to Tikal National Park to see Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and look for all kinds of wild species at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Flores road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Flores: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas

4
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get out of town with these interesting Guatemala City side-trips: Antigua (ChocoMuseo, Arco de Santa Catalina, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo domingo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guatemala City sightseeing planner.

Fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Guatemala City when traveling from Flores in January, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

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