9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  11 h
1
Antigua
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Philadelphia

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Antigua online holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Antigua is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect Antigua to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

Plan trip to Santiago Atitlan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Santiago Atitlan can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 21st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias, then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, then head outdoors with Aventura Grande, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago Atitlan in April, expect Lanquin to be a bit warmer, temps between 99°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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