10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
shuttle:  5​h
3
Flores
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Guatemala City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. On the 1st (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan trip planning site .

Washington DC, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Santiago Atitlan is much hotter than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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 2nd (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves, then take in the dramatic scenery at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lanquin vacation builder app .

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in February; daily highs in Lanquin reach 91°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Flores.

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
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Flores side-trips: Tikal National Park (Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction & Tikal). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun, identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Flores road trip planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Lanquin to Flores takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in February, expect nights in Flores to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tikal National Park
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guatemala City: Antigua (Iglesia de La Merced, Cerro de la Cruz, & more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Aurora Zoo, walk around Cerrito del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Relief Map, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Flores to Guatemala City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Flores in February; daily highs in Guatemala City reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Antigua
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

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