9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guatemala travel route maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
San Marcos La Laguna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Coban
— 1 night
shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Flores
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Marcos La Laguna trip itinerary planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to San Marcos La Laguna is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to San Marcos La Laguna is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in San Marcos La Laguna, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coban.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Casa Flor Ixcaco, Indian Nose
Highlights from your plan
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

1
night
Coban

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Biotopo del Quetzal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coban trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Marcos La Laguna to Coban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Traveling from San Marcos La Laguna in June, Coban is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Flores.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia

2
nights
Flores

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 10th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Flores trip planner .

Take a shuttle from Coban to Flores in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Coban in June, expect Flores to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

4
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Bring the kids along to La Aurora Zoo and Relief Map. Do some cultural sightseeing at Spas & Wellness and Convento Santa Clara. Explore Guatemala City's surroundings by going to Antigua (Volcán Pacaya, Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, & more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Guatemala City day trip tool .

Fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Flores in June; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 77°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antigua
Highlights from your plan
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya

Similar Plans

11 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA July, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 34 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans