7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
bus:  1​h
1
Antigua
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h
2
Santiago Atitlan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lanquin
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Tikal National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Guatemala City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then look for gifts at La Casa del Algodon, then make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya and then don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua itinerary tool .

Guatemala City to Antigua is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Antigua, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

1
night
Santiago Atitlan

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago Atitlan online visit planner .

Getting from Antigua to Santiago Atitlan by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Santiago Atitlan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lanquin.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

1
day
Lanquin

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin and then admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lanquin holiday tool .

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Lanquin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in February: high temperatures in Lanquin hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Lanquin

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey

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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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tikal.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tikal National Park travel route builder .

You can drive from Lanquin to Tikal National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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