10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle + Ferry:  7 h 15 min
2
Livingston
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  9 h
3
San Juan la Laguna
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Lucas Toliman
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Antigua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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night
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tikal National Park is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will leave for Livingston on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Livingston

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Altars.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston online attractions planner.

Getting from Tikal National Park to Livingston by combination of shuttle and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Livingston, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Beaches Nature
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Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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San Juan la Laguna

San Juan la Laguna
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, thenlook for gifts at Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico, thencontemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter.

Before you visit San Juan la Laguna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Livingston to San Juan la Laguna takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Livingston in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in San Juan la Laguna, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Pedro La Laguna
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Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Church of St Peter ©
Church of St Peter

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San Lucas Toliman

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get impressive views of Volcan Atitlan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Lucas Toliman vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Juan la Laguna to San Lucas Toliman takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Juan la Laguna in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Lucas Toliman, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Colonial Church
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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nights
Antigua

Antigua ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, thenadmire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced and then delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua online trip maker.

Drive from San Lucas Toliman to Antigua in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, thenget a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, thencontemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Guatemala City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antigua to Guatemala City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Shopping Parks
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena ©
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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