8 days in Honduras Itinerary

8 days in Honduras Itinerary

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Fly to Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport, Drive to Copan Ruinas
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Copan Ruinas
Drive
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Santa Rosa de Copan
— 1 night
Drive
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Gracias
— 1 night
Drive
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La Esperanza
— 1 night
Drive
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Choluteca
— 1 night
Bus to Tegucigalpa, Fly to Roatan
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Roatan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Copan Ruinas

The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Copan Ruinas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copan Ruinas trip itinerary maker website.

Atlanta, USA to Copan Ruinas is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Copan Ruinas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in April, with highs in Copan Ruinas at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Rosa de Copan.
Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santa Rosa de Copan — 1 night

Santa Rosa de Copán is the departmental capital of the Honduran department of Copán. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): go for a walk through El Cerrito and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa de Copan route planner.

Traveling by car from Copan Ruinas to Santa Rosa de Copan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Gracias.
Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Gracias — 1 night

The old colonial town of Gracias boasts some of the Honduras' most important historical buildings, and is the setting of some of its most fascinating stories.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Montana de Celaque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gracias trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa de Copan to Gracias in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Esperanza.
Parks · Nature

La Esperanza — 1 night

La Esperanza is the capital city and a municipality of the same name of the department of Intibucá, Honduras. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Laguna de Chiligatoro and then explore the activities along Laguna de Madre Vieja.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the La Esperanza itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Gracias to La Esperanza takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Choluteca.
Parks · Nature

Choluteca — 1 night

Choluteca is a municipality and the capital city of the Honduran department of the same name. On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Choluteca online trip planner.

You can drive from La Esperanza to Choluteca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. May in Choluteca sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Roatan.
Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Roatan — 3 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: see some colorful creatures with Infinity Divers Aqua Center, stroll around Gumbalimba Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Little French Key, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Roatan trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Choluteca to Roatan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Choluteca in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Roatan: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 75°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.

Intibuca Department travel guide

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Bodies of Water
Intibucá is one of the 18 departments in the Republic of Honduras. Intibucá covers a total surface area of 1186.1mi2. Its capital is the city of La Esperanza, in the municipality of La Esperanza.HistoryThe department of Intibucá was created on April 16, 1883 upon recommendation of the Governor of the department of Gracias (now called Lempira), Jose Maria Cacho in 1869. He advised that the vast size of Gracias made it difficult to govern and that it would be desirable to divide it into more than one department.On March 7, 1883 Decree No. 10 was issued, which called for the creation of a new department to be named Intibucá in April of that year. The town of La Esperanza was designated to be the capital of the new department. To create the new department, territory from both the departments of Gracias and La Paz were reassigned.GeographyThe department of Intibucá is situated between latitudes 13°51'E and 14°42'N and longitudes 87°46'W and 88°42'W. It is bounded on the north by the departments of Comayagua, Lempira, and Santa Bárbara, on the east by the departments of Comayagua and La Paz, on the west by the department of Lempira, and on the south by the Republic of El Salvador. Intibucá is the most mountainous district of Honduras. The capital of La Esperanza lies at an elevation of 4950ft above sea level. The table-land and valleys are higher than in any other part of the country, and the ranges of the Cordilleras rise to an altitude approaching 10000ft feet above sea level.

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