18 days in Guatemala Itinerary

18 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Guatemala City
— 5 nights
2
Flores
— 2 nights
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
4
Coban
— 1 night
5
Santiago Atitlan
— 3 nights
6
Tikal National Park
— 3 nights

5
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
For shopping fun, head to Caoba Farms or La Casa del Algodon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convento Santa Clara and National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Change things up with these side-trips from Guatemala City: Antigua (San Jose El Viejo, Arco de Santa Catalina, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Merced, examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Yurrita.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip itinerary planning tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Guatemala City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Guatemala City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Guatemala City, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Flores.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Actún Can, and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Mirador del Rey Canek, thenget outside with Actún Can, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park.

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Fly from Guatemala City to Flores in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in March, expect Flores to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mirador del Rey Canek, Actún Can
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, thenadmire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lanquin day trip planning tool.

Getting from Flores to Lanquin by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flores in March, expect nights in Lanquin to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

1
night
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
On the 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grottes de la Candelaria.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coban tour planner.

Getting from Lanquin to Coban by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lanquin in March: high temperatures in Coban hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

3
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Get some historical perspective at Church of St Peter and Santa Catarina Palopo Church. Get some cultural insight at Cojolya Museum and Store and Galeria Imox. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago Atitlan: Aj Toooneel Ixoq (in San Juan la Laguna), Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo (in Santa Clara La Laguna) and Volcan San Pedro (in San Pedro La Laguna). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Atitlan.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan trip planner.

You can drive from Coban to Santiago Atitlan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Santiago Atitlan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Santa Catarina Palopo Church, Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Church of St Peter ©
Church of St Peter
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

3
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Tikal National Park is known for adventure and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Santiago Atitlan to Tikal National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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