8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

San Jose
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
Antigua
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Lanquin
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
San Jose

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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.
Let the collections at Casa Santo Domingo Museums and Antigua Tabaco Compania S.A. capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and La Ruta del Yalu. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, stop by Mercado de Artesanias, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Antigua online holiday planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Antigua is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Antigua when traveling from San Jose in March, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

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La Ruta del Yalu
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tikal National Park online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Tikal National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Aventura Grande and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lanquin attractions planner.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Lanquin can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

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