28 days in El Salvador & Honduras Itinerary

28 days in El Salvador & Honduras Itinerary

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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 6 nights
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 2 nights
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Suchitoto, El Salvador
— 1 night
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 5 nights
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San Buenaventura, Honduras
— 1 night
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
Fly to Roatan, Ferry to Utila
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Utila, Honduras
— 2 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 6 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, examine the collection at Museo del Ferrocarril y Parque Tematico, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Word and Image, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Salvador trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Salvador is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in San Salvador to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Ana.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Santa Ana, El Salvador — 2 nights

Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. On the 14th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Tazumal and then explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano and then contemplate the geological forces at Izalco Volcano.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Ana day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Santa Ana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Ana can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Suchitoto.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Suchitoto, El Salvador — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Central de Suchitoto.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Suchitoto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Ana to Suchitoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Suchitoto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Copan Ruinas.
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Copan Ruinas, Honduras — 5 nights

The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Copan Ruinas is known for historic sites, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas, contemplate the long history of Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, see where the action happens at Mayan Ball Court, and take in the natural beauty of Luna Jaguar Hot Spring.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Suchitoto to Copan Ruinas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Suchitoto in July, plan for little chillier days in Copan Ruinas, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Buenaventura.
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San Buenaventura, Honduras — 1 night

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Naranjos Ecological Park and then admire the sheer force of Cataratas Pulhapanzak.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Buenaventura trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to San Buenaventura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copan Ruinas in July: high temperatures in San Buenaventura hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tegucigalpa.
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Miguel and then explore the galleries of Museo para la Identidad Nacional. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Suyapa and then walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park.

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

Getting from San Buenaventura to Tegucigalpa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, Tegucigalpa is little chillier than San Buenaventura - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Utila.
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Utila, Honduras — 2 nights

The island of Utila has become known as a good place to learn how to dive in Latin America.
On the 25th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Utila Cays Diving and then stroll through Iguana Research & Breeding Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Utila day trip planning website.

Getting from Tegucigalpa to Utila by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tegucigalpa in July; daily highs in Utila reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Roatan.
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Roatan, Honduras — 8 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: look for all kinds of wild species at West Bay Divers, soothe aching muscles at Spa Baan Suerte, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roatan Island Brewing Co., and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Bay Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Roatan trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Utila to Roatan in 2 hours. In July in Roatan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

El Salvador travel guide

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National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.
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Honduras travel guide

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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.
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