8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antigua
— 3 nights
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
4
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights

3
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.
Take a break from Antigua with a short trip to La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios.

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Orlando, USA to Antigua is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Antigua is minus 1 hour. December in Antigua sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
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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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night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 16th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church.

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Drive from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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. On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

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You can 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. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in December, expect Lanquin to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lanquin to Tikal National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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