8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
San Juan la Laguna
— 1 day
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Antigua
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Drive + Fly + bus:  19​h
End: Bratislava

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tikal National Park driving holiday planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Tikal National Park is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bratislava to Tikal National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
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San Juan la Laguna

San Juan la Laguna ©
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Imox, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, and finally head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Juan la Laguna trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to San Juan la Laguna takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in San Juan la Laguna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Shopping Outdoors Museums

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Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
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Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox

4
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.
Head to Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales and Belfinartfor some retail therapy. Visit Arco de Santa Catalina and Palacio Nacional for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Edificio de Correos Central, Paseo Cayala, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from San Juan la Laguna to Antigua by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan la Laguna in March, Antigua is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

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Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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