8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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8 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
1
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Panajachel
— 1 night
fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Lanquin
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: San Jose

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antigua Photo Walks. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, stop by Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, look for gifts at Uxibal, hit the best photo ops around with Antigua Photo Walks, then explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and finally stop by JADES ANTIGUA.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antigua trip itinerary maker site .

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 15°C. You'll set off for Panajachel on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Antigua

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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JADES ANTIGUA ©
JADES ANTIGUA
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

1
night
Panajachel

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Atitlan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Solola Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip builder website .

Getting from Antigua to Panajachel by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March, Panajachel is slightly colder than Antigua - with highs of 26°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Panajachel

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Solola Market
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis
Solola Market ©
Solola Market

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Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Panajachel to Tikal National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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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. You've now added Monumento Natural Semuc Champey to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Lanquin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Lanquin sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

#Parks, #Nature
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

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