12 days in Nicaragua, Honduras & Guatemala Itinerary

12 days in Nicaragua, Honduras & Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  30 h
1
Leon, Nicaragua
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  9 h 45 min
3
Utila, Honduras
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
day
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection, then kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Leon vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Leon is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Leon. While traveling from Dubai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Leon

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas
Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus ©
Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus
Church The Recollection ©
Church The Recollection

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, get interesting insight from Tours, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Surf Ranch Skateboard Park and then kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur online day trip planner.

You can drive from Leon to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Spas & Wellness
Zipline

1
day
Utila, Honduras

Utila ©
The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 14th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Utila trip tool.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Utila in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Juan del Sur in May since evenings lows in Utila dip to 26°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Utila

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Utila Cays Diving ©
Utila Cays Diving

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Steel Pan Alley and Half Moon Bay. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, stop by Karma Jewelry Design, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Roatan online tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Utila to Roatan in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Roatan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Roatan to Tikal National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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