12 days in Honduras Itinerary

12 days in Honduras Itinerary

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12 days in Honduras Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Roatan
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Utila
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
San Buenaventura
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Copan Ruinas
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Tegucigalpa
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Roatan

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. Waves of Art and Shawn Jackson Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sandy Bay Beach, head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, and explore the activities along Half Moon Bay.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Roatan travel route planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Roatan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Roatan, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Roatan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Utila

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Utila Cays Diving, get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station.

Before you visit Utila, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Roatan to Utila in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Buenaventura.

Things to do in Utila

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Iguana Research & Breeding Station ©
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 8th (Wed): stroll through Los Naranjos Ecological Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Pulhapanzak.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Buenaventura tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Utila to San Buenaventura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in San Buenaventura

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Los Naranjos Ecological Park
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Cataratas Pulhapanzak ©
Cataratas Pulhapanzak

2
nights
Copan Ruinas

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Hieroglyphic Stairway, then take in the natural beauty of Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, and then examine the collection at Museo de Arqueologia. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mayan Ball Court, examine the collection at Sculpture Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copan Ruinas tour builder site .

Traveling by car from San Buenaventura to Copan Ruinas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Buenaventura in January, expect Copan Ruinas to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Sculpture Museum ©
Sculpture Museum
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring ©
Luna Jaguar Hot Spring
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Parque La Concordia, then see the interesting displays at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, then explore the world behind art at Galeria Nacional de Arte, and finally walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa trip builder app .

Getting from Copan Ruinas to Tegucigalpa by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Tegucigalpa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Galeria Nacional de Arte ©
Galeria Nacional de Arte

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