10 days in San Juan & Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in San Juan & Guatemala Itinerary

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive
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Izabal, Guatemala
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive to Mundo Maya International Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Balneario Luquillo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mar Chiquita and Playa Vega Baja. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to Fajardo to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and walk around Parque de las Palomas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Juan online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antigua, Guatemala

— 2 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de La Merced and Cathedral de Santiago. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Convento Santa Clara, look for gifts at JADES ANTIGUA, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Caoba Farms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antigua vacation planning website.

Fly from San Juan to Antigua in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Juan in March, expect nights in Antigua to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

— 1 night

Chichi

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo de Mascaras Ceremoniales, stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Tomas Church.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chichicastenango vacation maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Chichicastenango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Chichicastenango is little chillier than Antigua - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Izabal.

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites · Museums

Izabal, Guatemala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Izabal online itinerary planner.

Drive from Chichicastenango to Izabal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In March, Izabal is much hotter than Chichicastenango - with highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Izabal

Nature · Parks

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park trip maker.

You can take a shuttle from Izabal to Tikal National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Guatemala travel guide

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Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.