8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
2
Lanquin
— 1 day
3
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
4
Guatemala City
— 4 nights

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Tikal National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lanquin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

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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Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Santiago Atitlan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lanquin in December, with highs in Santiago Atitlan at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guatemala City.

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antigua (Casa Santo Domingo Museums, Volcán Pacaya, &more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Aurora Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guatemala City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Guatemala City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Guatemala City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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