9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, La Aurora Zoo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antigua online travel route builder.

Fort Smith, USA to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Smith in December, things will get warmer in Antigua: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): 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.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan trip planner.

You can drive from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lanquin tour planner.

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in December: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park itinerary site.

Getting from Lanquin to Tikal National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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