17 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

17 days in Lake Atitlan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Atitlan trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to La Aurora Airport, Drive to Santiago Atitlan
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Santiago Atitlan
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Marcos La Laguna
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Santa Cruz La Laguna
— 6 nights
Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Santiago Atitlan

— 6 nights
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago Atitlan: Ceramica Multicolor (in San Antonio Palopo), Volcan San Pedro (in San Pedro La Laguna) and San Lucas Toliman (Volcan Atitlan & Volcano Toliman). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Atitlan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, don't miss a visit to San Antonio Palopo, and examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan journey planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Santiago Atitlan is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Santiago Atitlan due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Santiago Atitlan can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Marcos La Laguna

— 3 nights
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Marcos La Laguna: Cafe La Voz (in San Juan la Laguna) and Church of St Peter (in San Pedro La Laguna). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Tzunun' Ya', take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Nose, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Marcos La Laguna travel tool.

Drive from Santiago Atitlan to San Marcos La Laguna in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in San Marcos La Laguna when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Santa Cruz La Laguna

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz La Laguna side-trips: Panajachel (Iximche, Museo Lacustre de Atitlan, &more) and Santa Catarina Palopo (Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo & Santa Catarina Palopo Church).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz La Laguna trip planner.

You can drive from San Marcos La Laguna to Santa Cruz La Laguna in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz La Laguna can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water · Ruins
Lake Atitlan, a large volcanic lake, provides the setting for a wealth of interesting Mayan towns and villages. Surrounded by imposing and scenic mountains, the lake forms part of a sprawling national park, rich in wildlife and cultural attractions. The main towns and villages range from touristy gateways to authentic realms of tradition and culture, with charming local markets, rustic architecture, and a laid-back feel. Many of the towns can only be reached by boat, with trips on the lake high on most visitors' Lake Atitlan itineraries.