22 days in Honduras, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

22 days in Honduras, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

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22 days in Honduras, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  5​h
4
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Peten, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h
8
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gumbalimba Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waves of Art and Shawn Jackson Gallery. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Tabyana Beach, take a stroll through Flamingo Cultural Center, and stroll through Little French Key.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip planner .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Roatan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Roatan. In August, Roatan is somewhat warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waves of Art ©
Waves of Art
Flamingo Cultural Center ©
Flamingo Cultural Center

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, then look for gifts at 12 Belize, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Pedro tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in San Pedro sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arco de Santa Catalina and Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande and Iglesia de La Merced. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, and contemplate the long history of Casa Popenoe.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antigua driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Antigua in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, Antigua is little chillier than San Pedro - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

2
nights
Copan Ruinas, Honduras

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, catch a live event at Mayan Ball Court, then stroll through Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Copan Ruinas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sitio Arqueologico Rastrojon, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre, then examine the collection at Sculpture Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Arqueologia.

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You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Copan Ruinas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antigua in August; daily highs in Copan Ruinas reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Peten.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Copan Ruinas ©
Copan Ruinas
Sculpture Museum ©
Sculpture Museum
Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court

1
night
Peten, Guatemala

Peten ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Actún Can, delve into the distant past at Yaxha National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Actún Can, examine the collection at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, then delve into the distant past at Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, and finally explore the ancient world of Dos Pilas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Peten day trip planner.

Drive from Copan Ruinas to Peten in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Peten

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Flores, Actún Can
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Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tikal National Park journey tool .

You can drive from Peten to Tikal National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Green Iguana Conservation Project, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio trip planner .

Drive from Tikal National Park to San Ignacio in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cayo, Blue Hole National Park
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Altun Ha will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Belize and Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum. Step out of Belize City to go to La Democracia and see The Belize Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), walk around Memorial Park, and ponder the world of politics at Supreme Court of Belize.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belize City travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo, Goff's Caye
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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