7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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7 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Drive:  3​h
1
San Marcos La Laguna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zunil
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Chiantla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Coban
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Flores
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Tikal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Guatemala City

1
night
San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos La Laguna ©
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. On the 10th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, look for gifts at Lema Association, shop like a local with Galeria Imox, then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for gifts at Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Marcos La Laguna day trip planner.

Guatemala City to San Marcos La Laguna is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in San Marcos La Laguna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zunil.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Indian Nose
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Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

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Zunil

Zunil ©
Zunil is a municipality in the Quetzaltenango department of Guatemala with a surface area of 92km2. To find ratings and more tourist information, read Zunil trip planner .

You can drive from San Marcos La Laguna to Zunil in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Marcos La Laguna in September, things will get slightly colder in Zunil: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chiantla.

Things to do in Zunil

Nature Parks
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Fuentes Georginas ©
Fuentes Georginas

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Chiantla

Chiantla ©
Chiantla is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri, explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Zaculeu, and then stroll through Unicornio Azul.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chiantla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zunil to Chiantla takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zunil in September, expect Chiantla to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coban.

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Outdoors Parks Trails

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Huehuetenango
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Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri ©
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri

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night
Coban

Coban
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coban trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Chiantla to Coban takes 4.5 hours. In September in Coban, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Flores.

Things to do in Coban

Parks Nature
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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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Flores trip maker .

Traveling by shuttle from Coban to Flores takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Coban in September, expect Flores to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Peten, Actún Can
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Actún Can ©
Actún Can
Piedras Negras ©
Piedras Negras
Mirador del Rey Canek ©
Mirador del Rey Canek

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then delve into the distant past at Tikal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Flores to Tikal National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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