10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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10 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h
1
Flores
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Peten
— Few hours
taxi + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Coban
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Juan la Laguna
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Antigua
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 8th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Ixpanpajul Nature Park, then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Uaxactun, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Flores trip maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Flores is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Peten.

Things to do in Flores

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Ixpanpajul Nature Park ©
Ixpanpajul Nature Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

few
hours
Peten

Peten ©
Maya Biosphere Reserve has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Peten travel planner.

You can drive from Flores to Peten in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Coban.

Things to do in Peten

Wildlife Parks
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Maya Biosphere Reserve ©
Maya Biosphere Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head outdoors with Candelaria Caves.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Coban itinerary planner .

Getting from Peten to Coban by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or drive. In January in Coban, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Coban

Outdoors

Side Trip

Candelaria Caves
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Candelaria Caves ©
Candelaria Caves

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, and then look for gifts at Lema Association.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan la Laguna trip maker .

Drive from Coban to San Juan la Laguna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Coban in January, plan for little chillier nights in San Juan la Laguna, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Indian Nose
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Casa Flor Ixcaco ©
Casa Flor Ixcaco

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convento Santa Clara and Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. Shop till you drop at Casa del Jade and Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales. Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Zona Viva & Oakland Mall). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Street market, experience rural life at Caoba Farms, and explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion.

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You can drive from San Juan la Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan la Laguna in January, Antigua is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Casa del Jade ©
Casa del Jade

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