9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  21​h
1
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Lanquin
— 2 nights
3
Antigua
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tikal.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tikal National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Juan to Tikal National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin tour itinerary maker site .

You can 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. In May, daytime highs in Lanquin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antigua.

Things to do in Lanquin

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Aventura Grande ©
Aventura Grande

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo & Palacio Nacional). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, examine the collection at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Antigua travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lanquin to Antigua takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Antigua are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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