8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park route maker website.

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'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lanquin online trip maker.

Drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Lanquin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Santiago Atitlan.

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
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. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, thenexamine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan holiday maker site.

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 slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lanquin in October, with highs in Santiago Atitlan at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Guatemala City.

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

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at La Aurora Zoo, find something for the whole family at Mundo Petapa Irtra, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Guatemala City attractions planning website.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

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