30 days in Honduras, El Salvador & Nicaragua Itinerary

30 days in Honduras, El Salvador & Nicaragua Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 4 nights
2
Suchitoto, El Salvador
— 1 night
3
Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 1 night
4
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 4 nights
5
Granada, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
6
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
7
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
8
Leon, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
9
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
10
Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
11
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights

4
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas, don't miss a visit to Hieroglyphic Stairway, steep yourself in history at Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, and relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas road trip website.

Newark, USA to Copan Ruinas is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Copan Ruinas is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Sculpture Museum ©
Sculpture Museum
Spas

1
night
Suchitoto, El Salvador

Suchitoto ©
A small colonial municipality in Cuscatlan, El Salvador.Suchitoto is a municipality in the Department of Cuscatlán, El Salvador that has seen continuous human habitation long before Spanish colonization. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia, thenget outside with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Suchitoto itinerary builder.

You can drive from Copan Ruinas to Suchitoto in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Suchitoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Central Suchitoto ©
Parque Central Suchitoto
Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia

1
night
Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano and then explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Ana online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Suchitoto to Santa Ana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Ana are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Coatepeque
Highlights from your plan
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano

4
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de El Salvador.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Salvador day trip planning app.

Getting from Santa Ana to San Salvador by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Salvador are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, get impressive views of Mombacho, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Granada road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Salvador to Granada takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Masaya
Highlights from your plan
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho ©
Mombacho
Masaya Volcano ©
Masaya Volcano

2
nights
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe, thenstep off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Volcan Concepcion ©
Volcan Concepcion
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

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.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. In August in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

3
nights
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.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Catedral de la Asunción, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Leon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Leon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Telica Volcano ©
Telica Volcano

2
nights
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Nacional de Arte, thenwalk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castillo Bellucci. On the next day, make a trip to Parque La Concordia and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Tigra.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tegucigalpa trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Leon to Tegucigalpa takes 5.5 hours. In August, Tegucigalpa is little chillier than Leon - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Utila.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional

1
night
Utila, Honduras

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Bando Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Utila trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Tegucigalpa to Utila in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Utila when traveling from Tegucigalpa in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Utila

Outdoors Tours Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Roatan is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manawakie Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Bay Beach, and head outdoors with Sunyata Charters.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Roatan online travel planner.

Ride a ferry from Utila to Roatan in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Roatan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach

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