17 days in Honduras, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

17 days in Honduras, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

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17 days in Honduras, Guatemala & Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly:  31​h
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
shuttle:  5​h
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + shuttle:  9​h
4
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Granada, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Nairobi, Kenya

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at West Bay Beach and Blue Island Divers. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Little French Key, enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach, browse the different shops at Diamonds International, and get to know the fascinating history of Gumbalimba Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Roatan day trip tool .

Nairobi, Kenya to Roatan is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Nairobi to Roatan. Traveling from Nairobi in April, expect Roatan to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach

2
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve and then delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Copan Ruinas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Roatan in April, Copan Ruinas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas

5
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Volcán Pacaya and Convento de las Capuchinas. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo & Catedral Metropolitana). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Casa Santo Domingo Museums, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, pick up some new kitchen skills with ChocoMuseo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Antigua can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

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
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

1
night
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur ©
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to San Juan del Sur takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In April, San Juan del Sur is a bit warmer than Antigua - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

2
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Apoyo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally examine the collection at ChocoMuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stop by Soy Nica, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho Volcano National Preserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Granada online travel planner .

Getting from San Juan del Sur to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Granada are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apoyo
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada

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