10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Santiago Atitlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Flores
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Guatemala City
— 3 nights
End: Guatemala City

2
nights
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, then get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and finally look for gifts at Lema Association.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan tour itinerary planner.

Guatemala City to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Lucas Toliman, San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Volcan San Pedro, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

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 30th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, then Head underground at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin, and finally Head underground at Lanquin Caves.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanquin travel tool .

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Flores.

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
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

2
nights
Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 31st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, then delve into the distant past at Tikal, and then delve into the distant past at Dos Pilas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, head outdoors with Actún Can, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and finally delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Flores trip planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Lanquin to Flores in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in December, you will find days in Flores are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tikal, Dos Pilas
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Tikal ©
Tikal
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park

3
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and La Azotea. Explore Guatemala City's surroundings by going to Antigua (Convento Santa Clara, Volcán Pacaya, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos de Guatemala, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art Carlos Merida, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, and examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Guatemala City driving holiday planner.

Getting from Flores to Guatemala City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Flores in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Guatemala City, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antigua, La Azotea
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Iglesia Yurrita ©
Iglesia Yurrita
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya

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