8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
1
Guatemala City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Peten
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Guatemala City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guatemala City: Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, The Plaza Central Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, and make a trip to Relief Map.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Guatemala City holiday app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Guatemala City. In April, daily temperatures in Guatemala City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago Atitlan route planner .

You can drive from Guatemala City to Santiago Atitlan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Museums

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. On the 10th (Fri), Head underground at Lanquin Caves, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

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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 April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lanquin: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

1
day
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 11th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Tikal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tikal National Park route planner .

Drive from Lanquin to Tikal National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Peten.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Peten

Peten ©
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, then delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park, and then make a trip to Isla Principal Topoxte.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Peten holiday site .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Peten in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de Flores
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Isla Principal Topoxte ©
Isla Principal Topoxte
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

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