11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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11 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  37​h
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
San Pedro La Laguna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Antigua
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tikal National Park is an approximately 37-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tikal National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lanquin.

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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then head outdoors with Aventura Grande. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias.

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Drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Lanquin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Lanquin

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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

1
night
San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Atitlan. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the geological forces at Lake Atitlan, then take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, then look for gifts at Lema Association, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco, then admire all the interesting features of Finca Xetuc, and then get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro.

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Drive from Lanquin to San Pedro La Laguna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Traveling from Lanquin in December, expect nights in San Pedro La Laguna to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Santiago Atitlan, San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Finca Xetuc ©
Finca Xetuc

2
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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, steep yourself in history at Church of San Francisco, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip builder .

You can drive from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antigua, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

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

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