9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

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9 days in Guatemala Itinerary

Start: San Jose
1
Guatemala City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Antigua
— 6 nights
+2
shuttle + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Jose

2
nights
Guatemala City

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Comercial Majadas Once, Paseo de la Sexta and Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Relief Map, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, then make a trip to Paseo de la Sexta, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Majadas Once.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Guatemala City vacation website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Guatemala City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Guatemala City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Antigua.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Paseo Cayala ©
Paseo Cayala
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion ©
Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion

6
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 Church of St Francis as well as Santa Teresita Hotel & Spa Termal. Go for a jaunt from Antigua to Guatemala City to see La Merced about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santiago.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Antigua journey planning app .

You can take a bus from Guatemala City to Antigua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Antigua

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Teresita Hotel & Spa Termal, Church of St Francis, La Merced
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Cathedral de Santiago ©
Cathedral de Santiago
La Merced ©
La Merced
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis

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