9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana & La Aurora Zoo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antigua online tour planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Antigua is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Jose in April, Antigua is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan travel route planner.

Getting from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Santiago Atitlan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

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 17th (Fri): 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 reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lanquin trip planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in April; daily highs in Lanquin reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tikal National Park.

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

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Tikal National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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