25 days in Guatemala, Belize & Honduras Itinerary

25 days in Guatemala, Belize & Honduras Itinerary

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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
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Utila, Honduras
— 1 night
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Ferry to Roatan, Fly to San Pedro Sula, Bus to Copan Ruinas
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Coban, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Flores, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
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Roatan, Honduras

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore and take pictures at Steel Pan Alley, and get a taste of the local shopping with Diamonds International.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Roatan online trip itinerary planner.

Cali, Colombia to Roatan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cali in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Roatan: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Utila.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Utila, Honduras

— 1 night
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 (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Float Utila and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Utila itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Roatan to Utila takes 2 hours. January in Utila sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Utila

Tours · Spas · Wildlife · Outdoors

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

— 2 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas, admire all the interesting features of Hieroglyphic Stairway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and relax in the rural setting at Finca el Cisne.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Utila to Copan Ruinas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Utila in January, with highs in Copan Ruinas at 74°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Antigua, Guatemala

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo & Catedral Metropolitana). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, and don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Antigua tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Copan Ruinas to Antigua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Antigua when traveling from Copan Ruinas in January, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Coban, Guatemala

— 1 night

Imperial City

Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Orquigonia and then take in nature's colorful creations at Vivero Verapaz.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coban road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Coban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Antigua, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Coban, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Flores.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Wildlife
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Flores, Guatemala

— 3 nights
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Change things up with a short trip to Tikal in Tikal National Park (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ixpanpajul Nature Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petencito Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores, and don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Flores online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Coban to Flores by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Coban in January, things will get a bit warmer in Flores: highs are around 75°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Ignacio, Belize

— 5 nights

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
On the 22nd (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Ignacio Market, don't miss a visit to House of Culture, and Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Ignacio day trip tool.

You can drive from Flores to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Belize

— 1 night
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Shark Ray Alley and then see some colorful creatures with Belize Diving Services.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to Caye Caulker takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Caye Caulker can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Belize City, Belize

— 1 night
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 24th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belize City day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Honduras travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
A vacation in Honduras can be an affordable and exciting addition to your Central American itinerary. Often undeservedly overlooked because of the high crime rate in a few of its cities, the country boasts pristine natural wonders, a rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. From the vivacious Afro-Caribbean culture of the north shore, to the vast mountains and cloud forests of its national parks, Honduras has a lot to offer to the adventurous tourist. Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, diving on Bay Islands, and admiring the colonial architecture in the capital remain just some of the things to do in Honduras.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.