13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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13 days in Guatemala Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  19​h
Flores
— 3 nights
shuttle:  7​h
Lanquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Pedro La Laguna
— 2 nights
plane:  39​h
San Francisco

3
days
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 outdoors at Ixpanpajul Nature Park and Tikal. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Biotope Cahui and Jorge's Rope Swing. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores and Head underground at Actún Can.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Flores is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Lanquin.

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Actún Can, Tikal, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Tikal ©
Tikal
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores

3
days
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Visiting Monumento Natural Semuc Champey and Grutas Las Marias will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanquin Caves and Aventura Grande.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin road trip website .

Take a shuttle from Flores to Lanquin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In March in Lanquin, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Lanquin

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

2
days
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico, see the interesting displays at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Palacio Nacional, meet the residents at La Aurora Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Childrens Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guatemala City road trip planning app .

Drive from Lanquin to Guatemala City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Guatemala City

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

2
days
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.
On the 28th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get outside with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and then stop by Salud Para Vida The Health Food Store. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Casa Flor Ixcaco, then stop by Lema Association, and then admire all the interesting features of Finca Xetuc.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro La Laguna road trip site .

You can drive from Guatemala City to San Pedro La Laguna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Guatemala City in March, expect San Pedro La Laguna to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Solola.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Spas

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Finca Xetuc, Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, Spas & Wellness
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Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo ©
Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
Casa Flor Ixcaco ©
Casa Flor Ixcaco
Salud Para Vida The Health Food Store ©