9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
1
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
San Marcos La Laguna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Guatemala City
— Few hours
End: Guatemala City

2
nights
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Canopy Tours Tikal has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the top attractions with Canopy Tours Tikal. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tikal National Park tour planning tool .

Guatemala City to Tikal National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On your second day here, head outdoors with Aventura Grande, explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then Head underground at Grutas Las Marias.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip maker tool .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. January in Lanquin sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will leave for Antigua on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acatenango Volcano. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon.

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You can drive from Lanquin to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January in Antigua, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Acatenango Volcano ©
Acatenango Volcano
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

2
nights
San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. Explore hidden gems such as Indian Nose and Galeria Imox. Take a break from the city and head to Volcan San Pedro and Tzantizotz Nature Reserve. Explore San Marcos La Laguna's surroundings by going to Salud Para Vida The Health Food Store (in San Pedro La Laguna) and Colonial Church (in Santiago Atitlan). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and look for gifts at Lema Association.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Marcos La Laguna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Antigua to San Marcos La Laguna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Antigua in January, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in San Marcos La Laguna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Guatemala City.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Pedro La Laguna, San Juan la Laguna, Colonial Church, Tzantizotz Nature Reserve
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Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

few
hours
Guatemala City

Guatemala City
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Marcos La Laguna to Guatemala City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from San Marcos La Laguna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Guatemala City, with lows of 55°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Guatemala City

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