8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
Antigua
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step out of Antigua to go to Guatemala City and see La Aurora Zoo, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, look for gifts at Joyeria C'Santos Antigua, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

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Toronto, Canada to Antigua is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Antigua is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

La Aurora Zoo
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
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. On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, then examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then get impressive views of Lake Atitlan.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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 10th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lanquin online travel planner .

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santiago Atitlan in November, with highs in Lanquin at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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

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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 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore and take pictures at Tikal.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can 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 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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