10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan online sightseeing planner .

Miami, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Santiago Atitlan. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in December; daily highs in Santiago Atitlan reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lanquin road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santiago Atitlan in December, with highs in Lanquin at 88°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tikal National Park (Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction & Tikal). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Flores planner .

Getting from Lanquin to Flores by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lanquin in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flores: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tikal National Park
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

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.
Explore Guatemala City's surroundings by going to Antigua (ChocoMuseo, Arco de Santa Catalina, & more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, make a trip to Relief Map, and examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena.

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Fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Flores in January, Guatemala City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Antigua
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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