31 days in Honduras Itinerary

31 days in Honduras Itinerary

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31 days in Honduras Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  13​h
Comayagua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Buenaventura
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Copan Ruinas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Santa Rosa de Copan
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Pedro Sula
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Tela
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
La Ceiba
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  30​min
Utila
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Tegucigalpa
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
Roatan
— 11 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
San Francisco

1
day
Comayagua

Comayagua ©
Comayagua is a city in Honduras, some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula at an elevation of 1,949 feet (594 m) above sea level.In 2015 the estimated population was 152,051 people. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Caridad, steep yourself in history at Caxa Real, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Comayagua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Comayagua online trip builder .

San Francisco, USA to Comayagua is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Comayagua to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Buenaventura.

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Caxa Real ©
Caxa Real
Iglesia La Caridad ©
Iglesia La Caridad

1
day
San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura ©
San Buenaventura, at atmospheric little mountain town, offers a level of natural adventure and Honduran authenticity that makes it worth the journey.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Pulhapanzak Waterfall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Buenaventura online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Comayagua to San Buenaventura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Comayagua in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in San Buenaventura. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Copan Ruinas.

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Pulhapanzak Waterfall ©
Pulhapanzak Waterfall

4
days
Copan Ruinas

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mayan Ball Court and Sculpture Museum. Get in touch with nature at Luna Jaguar Hot Spring and Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, go for a walk through Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, experience rural life at Finca el Cisne, and contemplate the long history of Pyramid over Rosalila Temple.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Buenaventura to Copan Ruinas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Buenaventura in June, things will get slightly colder in Copan Ruinas: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Rosa de Copan.

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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court

1
day
Santa Rosa de Copan

Santa Rosa de Copan ©
Santa Rosa de Copán is the departmental capital of the Honduran department of Copán. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Parque Arqueologico Rio Amarillo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Rosa de Copan trip planner .

Getting from Copan Ruinas to Santa Rosa de Copan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Santa Rosa de Copan are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro Sula.

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Iglesia Catedral ©
Iglesia Catedral
Parque Arqueologico Rio Amarillo ©
Parque Arqueologico Rio Amarillo

2
days
San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula ©
Gang-related crime has given San Pedro Sula its current reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de Antropologia e Historia de San Pedro Sula, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Pedro Apostol, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Ferroviario Progreso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Miami Garifuna Village, then buy something for everyone on your list at Citymall, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado de Artesanias Guamilito.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro Sula trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa de Copan to San Pedro Sula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa de Copan in June, expect San Pedro Sula to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tela.

Things to do in San Pedro Sula

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museo Ferroviario Progreso
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Mercado de Artesanias Guamilito ©
Mercado de Artesanias Guamilito
Catedral San Pedro Apostol ©
Catedral San Pedro Apostol
Miami Garifuna Village ©
Miami Garifuna Village

2
days
Tela

Tela
The beach town of Tela has a reputation for being a little more rough and ready than similarly sized coastal settlements in the country.
On the 30th (Sat), head outdoors with Parque Nacional Punta Sal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lancetilla Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tela planning site .

You can take a bus from San Pedro Sula to Tela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to La Ceiba.

Things to do in Tela

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
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2
days
La Ceiba

La Ceiba ©
The port city of La Ceiba has become known as a party town, with a bustling nightlife district central to its atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Mon), let little ones run wild at El Malecon de La Ceiba and then head off the coast to Cayos Cochinos. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Pico Bonito Adventures and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Ceiba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Tela to La Ceiba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in La Ceiba can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Utila.

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Pico Bonito Adventures ©
Pico Bonito Adventures
Cayos Cochinos ©
Cayos Cochinos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
Utila

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Iguana Research & Breeding Station, step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Utila trip builder site .

Utila is very close to La Ceiba. In July, daytime highs in Utila are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tegucigalpa.

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Utila Cays ©
Utila Cays
Scuba & Snorkeling
Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©

4
days
Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa ©
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo para la Identidad Nacional and Iglesia Los Dolores. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de San Miguel and Parque Central. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional La Tigra. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Picacho, identify plant and animal life at Castillo Bellucci, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueologico), and get outside with Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa online road trip planner .

Fly from Utila to Tegucigalpa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Utila in July, with highs in Tegucigalpa at 83°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

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Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Castillo Bellucci ©
Castillo Bellucci

11
days
Roatan

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay Islands Adventures and Roatan Rum Company. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gumbalimba Park and Bay Islands Underwater Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at West Bay Beach, look for gifts at Seagrape Plantation Diveshop, admire the natural beauty at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, and stroll through Sandy Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Tegucigalpa to Roatan in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Roatan when traveling from Tegucigalpa in July, with lows around 77°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Roatan Rum Company ©
Roatan Rum Company

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