9 days in San Pedro Sula, Copan Ruinas & Roatan Itinerary

9 days in San Pedro Sula, Copan Ruinas & Roatan Itinerary

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9 days in San Pedro Sula, Copan Ruinas & Roatan Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
San Pedro Sula
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Copan Ruinas
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
3
Roatan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
End: Oakland

1
day
San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula ©
Gang-related crime has given San Pedro Sula its current reputation as one of the most violent cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at El Bazar del Sabado, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Buen Pastor, then walk around Parque Infantil Presentacion Centeno, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Central Luis Alonso Baraona.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro Sula visit site .

Oakland, USA to San Pedro Sula is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oakland to San Pedro Sula is 2 hours. Traveling from Oakland in April, things will get much hotter in San Pedro Sula: highs are around 93°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Copan Ruinas.

Things to do in San Pedro Sula

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Iglesia El Buen Pastor ©
Iglesia El Buen Pastor
Parque Infantil Presentacion Centeno ©
El Bazar del Sabado ©
El Bazar del Sabado

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Copan Ruinas

Copan Ruinas ©
The colorful, cultural town of Copan boasts attractions old and new, manmade and natural.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then make a trip to Mayan Ruins of El Puente. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pyramid over Rosalila Temple, contemplate the long history of Mayan Ball Court, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Copan Ruinas trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Copan Ruinas is slightly colder than San Pedro Sula - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Copan Ruinas

Historic Sites Museums Spas

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Mayan Ruins of El Puente
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Mayan Ball Court ©
Mayan Ball Court
Spas
Pyramid over Rosalila Temple ©
Pyramid over Rosalila Temple

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Roatan

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro, then look for gifts at Karma Jewelry Design, and then head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Island Divers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Carambola Gardens, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Roatan trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Copan Ruinas to Roatan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Copan Ruinas in April since evenings lows in Roatan dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

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Blue Island Divers ©
Blue Island Divers
Shawn Jackson Gallery ©
Shawn Jackson Gallery

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