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Granada, Nicaragua - Nicaragua & Honduras itineraryPerfect beaches, awesome volcanoes, grand colonial-era cities and fascinating Mayan ruins. Travel in Nicaragua & Honduras may be an adventure, but it is absolutely worth the journey. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary:

Luxury Ometepe, Nicaragua
1 鉁圱o Managua (Book >)
馃殣San Juan de Sur (Book >)
Dep: Evening 馃彣 In flight!
2 Dep: Morning Arr: Morning
Arr: 2.5hrs later
馃彣Morgan’s Rock Hacienda (Book >) All hotels >
If you’re connecting this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with Costa Rica then you can get a taxi for about $20 from the border, or a transfer from Liberia airport. Visitors from most countries do not require a visa to enter.
3 Spend an additional day enjoying the beautiful beaches Be cautious about walking around town at night
4 馃殨San Juan del Sur to San Jorge taxi
鉀达笍San Jorge to Ometepe ferry (Info >)
Dep: 08:30
Dep: 09:30
Arr: 09:15
Arr: 10:50
馃彣Totoco Eco-Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the ferry across Lake Nicaragua to San Jose del Sur. Once on Ometepe Island take a taxi to the hotel. You then have the choice of climbing Maderas (challenging) or Concepcion (even more challenging) volcanos or, for something more sedate, taking a trip to San Ramon waterfall – you may want to stay an extra day The ferry ride can be a bit choppy so you may want to take motion sickness tablets
5 鉀达笍Ometepe to San Jorge ferry (Info >)
馃殣San Jorge to Granada minibus (Book >)
Dep: 07:30
Dep: 10:00
Arr: 08:50
Arr: 12:00
馃彣Real La Merced (Book >) All hotels >
Take the ferry back to San Jorge (and maybe spot a freshwater shark along the way) before journeying on to the beautiful city of Granada. Climb up the bell tower of Iglesia de la Merced to get your bearings, then stroll around the central park and admire the cathedral and colonial-era houses The roads in Nicaragua can get a bit bumpy, so keep those motion sickness tablets handy
6 Today you can go on a full-day boat trip to the Isletas de Granada, where you’ll see monkeys and a volcano, as well as have an opportunity to kayak on the lake Remember to pack a good filter water bottle
7 馃殣Granada to Leon minibus (Book >) Dep: 09:00 Arr: 12:00 馃彣Hotel El Convento (Book >) All hotels >
One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Leon is packed with history. Don’t miss the UNESCO-listed cathedral and the amazing Museum of the Revolution. If you have more time you can climb some of the nearby volcanoes Although it looks tempting, street food here should be avoided unless you have a particularly strong stomach
8 馃殣Leon to Managua minibus (Book >)
鉁圡anagua to San Pedro Sula flight (Book >)
馃殨San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas taxi
Dep: 08:30
Dep: Afternoon
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: 10:30
Arr: 14:00
Arr: Afternoon
Arr: Evening
馃彣Hotel Marina Cop谩n (Book >) All hotels >
After a long day of travel to Honduras, relax in your hotel and soak up the splendid town of Copan Ruinas Take a look at the Mid-range itinerary for alternative routes to Honduras
9 Start early to explore the incredible Mayan ruins, avoiding the mid-day heat. Don’t miss the Sepulturas complex, outside of the main ruins site. Guides can be hired, or you can find more info on this blog If you don’t feel like the 2km walk to the ruins there are plenty of taxis
10 馃殨Copan Ruinas to San Pedro Sula taxi
鉁圫an Pedro Sula to Roatan flight (Book >)
Dep: Morning
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: Afternoon
Arr: Afternoon
馃彣Xbalanque (Book >) All hotels >
Arrive into the exquisite Bay of Islands in time for sunset Bring insect repellant and an eco-friendly sunscreen
11-12 Relax on your hotel’s private beach, or visit the marine life on a snorkelling or diving trip. You could also visit the island of Saint Helene or go kayaking along a mangrove forest If you’ve ever been tempted to learn SCUBA diving, Roatan is an exceptionally good value place to do so
13-14 鉁圧oatan to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening (next day) Connect this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with the Costa Rica or Cuba itinerary
Book your transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Roatan, Honduras
1 鉁圱o Managua (Book >)
馃殣San Juan de Sur (Book >)
Dep: Evening 馃彣 In flight!
2 Dep: Morning Arr: Morning
Arr: 2.5hrs later
馃彣Revata (Book >) All hotels >
If you’re connecting this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with Costa Rica then you can get a taxi for about $20 from the border, or a transfer from Liberia airport. Visitors from most countries do not require a visa to enter.
3 Spend an additional day enjoying the beautiful beaches Be cautious about walking around town at night
4 馃殞San Juan del Sur to Rivas bus
馃殨Rivas to San Jorge taxi
鉀达笍San Jorge to Ometepe ferry (Info >)
Dep: 08:00
Dep: 09:00
Dep: 09:30
Arr: 08:45
Arr: 09:15
Arr: 10:50
馃彣Totoco Eco-Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the ferry across Lake Nicaragua to San Jose del Sur. Once on Ometepe Island take a taxi to the hotel. You then have the choice of climbing Maderas (challenging) or Concepcion (even more challenging) volcanos or, for something more sedate, taking a trip to San Ramon waterfall – you may want to stay an extra day Buses frequently depart San Juan del Sur – ask for Rivas terminal and, when you arrive, don’t accept the first taxi fare you’re offered
5 鉀达笍Ometepe to San Jorge ferry (Info >)
馃殣San Jorge to Granada minibus (Book >)
Dep: 07:30
Dep: 10:00
Arr: 08:50
Arr: 12:00
馃彣Real La Merced (Book >) All hotels >
Take the ferry back to San Jorge (and maybe spot a freshwater shark along the way) before journeying on to the beautiful city of Granada. Climb up the bell tower of Iglesia de la Merced to get your bearings, then stroll around the central park and admire the cathedral and colonial-era houses The ferry ride can be a bit choppy so you may want to take motion sickness tablets
6 Today you can go on a full-day boat trip to the Isletas de Granada, where you’ll see monkeys and a volcano, as well as have an opportunity to kayak on the lake Remember to pack a good filter water bottle
7 馃殣Granada to Leon minibus (Book >) Dep: 09:00 Arr: 12:00 馃彣Posada Fuente Castalia (Book >) All hotels >
One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Leon is packed with history. Don’t miss the UNESCO-listed cathedral and the amazing Museum of the Revolution. If you have more time you can climb some of the nearby volcanoes Because hotels here are good value it’s worth getting a room to leave your bags in and rest before being picked up at 2AM by your minibus
8 馃殣Leon to La Ceiba minibus (Book >)
鉀达笍La Ceiba to Roatan ferry (Info >)
Dep: 02:00
Dep: 16:30
Arr: 16:00
Arr: 17:45
馃彣Splash Inn Dive Resort & Villas (Book >) All hotels >
After such a long journey to Honduras you have earned a few days of relaxation in the beautiful Bay of Islands Bring insect repellant and an eco-friendly sunscreen
9-10 Relax on the beach of Half Moon Bay, or visit the marine life on a snorkelling or diving trip. You could also visit the island of Saint Helene or go kayaking along a mangrove forest If you’ve ever been tempted to learn SCUBA diving, Roatan is an exceptionally good value place to do
11 鉁圧oatan to San Pedro Sula flight (Book >)
馃殞San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas bus (Book >)
Dep: Morning
Dep: 10:45
Arr: Morning
Arr: 14:00
馃彣La Escalinata (Book >) All hotels >
Enjoy the town of Copan Ruinas, or pay a visit to the Sepulturas complex I strongly advise buying bus tickets in advance, where possible
12 馃殞Copan Ruinas to Guatemala City bus (Book >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 20:30 馃彣Barcel贸 Guatemala City (Book >) All hotels >
Start early to explore the incredible Mayan ruins, avoiding the mid-day heat. Guides can be hired, or you can find more info on this blog If you don’t feel like the 2km walk to the ruins there are plenty of taxis
13-14 鉁圙uatemala City to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening (next day) Connect this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with the Costa Rica or Cuba itinerary
Visit Parque Central and Palacio Nacional in the morning before the flight home
Budget Copan, Honduras
1 鉁圱o Managua (Book >)
馃殣San Juan de Sur (Book >)
Dep: Evening 馃彣 In flight!
2 Dep: Morning Arr: Morning
Arr: 2.5hrs later
馃彣The Beach House (Book >) All hostels >
If you’re connecting this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with Costa Rica then you can get a taxi for about $20 from the border, or a transfer from Liberia airport. Visitors from most countries do not require a visa to enter.
3 Spend an additional day enjoying the beautiful beaches Be cautious about walking around town at night
4 馃殞San Juan del Sur to Rivas bus (Info >)
馃殞Rivas to San Jorge bus
鉀达笍San Jorge to Ometepe ferry (Info >)
Dep: 08:00
Dep: 09:30
Dep: 10:30
Arr: 08:45
Arr: 09:45
Arr: 11:30
馃彣Hospedaje Soma (Book >) All hostels >
Enjoy the ferry across Lake Nicaragua to Moyagalpa. You then have the choice of climbing Maderas (challenging) or Concepcion (even more challenging) volcanos or, for something more sedate, taking a trip to San Ramon waterfall – you may want to stay an extra day – island bus times here Buses frequently depart San Juan del Sur – ask for Rivas terminal and, when you arrive, the bus to the port departs every 30 mins from the parallel road to the north
5 鉀达笍Ometepe to San Jorge ferry (Info >)
馃殞San Jorge to Rivas bus
馃殞Rivas to Granada bus (Info >)
Dep: 09:00
Dep: 10:15
Dep: 11:15
Arr: 10:00
Arr: 10:30
Arr: 13:15
馃彣De Boca en Boca (Book >) All hostels >
Take the ferry back to San Jorge (and maybe spot a freshwater shark along the way) before journeying on to the beautiful city of Granada. Climb up the bell tower of Iglesia de la Merced to get your bearings, then stroll around the central park and admire the cathedral and colonial-era houses The ferry ride can be a bit choppy so you may want to take motion sickness tablets
6 Today you can go on a full-day boat trip to the Isletas de Granada, where you’ll see monkeys and a volcano, as well as have an opportunity to kayak on the lake Remember to pack a good filter water bottle
7 馃殣Granada Calle Vega to Managua UCA microbus
馃殣Managua UCA to Leon microbus (Book >)
Dep: 10:00
Dep: 12:00
Arr: 11:30
Arr: 14:00
馃彣Poco a Poco Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Leon is packed with history. Don’t miss the UNESCO-listed cathedral and the amazing Museum of the Revolution. If you have more time you can climb some of the nearby volcanoes. Spend the evening resting before being picked up at 2AM by your minibus Microbuses only depart when full and so there aren’t any timetables, but they do depart frequently throughout the day
8 馃殣Leon to La Ceiba minibus (Book >)
鉀达笍La Ceiba to Roatan ferry (Info >)
Dep: 02:00
Dep: 16:30
Arr: 16:00
Arr: 17:45
馃彣West End Dive Resort (Book >) All hostels >
After such a long journey to Honduras you have earned a few days of relaxation in the beautiful Bay of Islands Bring insect repellant and an eco-friendly sunscreen
9-10 Relax on the beach of Half Moon Bay, or visit the marine life on a snorkelling or diving trip. You could also visit the island of Saint Helene or go kayaking along a mangrove forest If you’ve ever been tempted to learn SCUBA diving, Roatan is an exceptionally good value place to do
11 鉀达笍Roatan to La Ceiba ferry (Info >)
馃殞La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula bus (Book >)
馃殞San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruinas bus (Info >)
Dep: 07:00
Dep: 09:30
Dep: 14:00
Arr: 08:15
Arr: 13:00
Arr: 17:45
馃彣Iguana Azul (Book >) All hostels >
Enjoy an evening in the pretty town of Copan Ruinas I strongly advise buying bus tickets in advance, where possible
12 馃殞Copan Ruinas to Guatemala City bus (Book >) Dep: 15:00 Arr: 20:30 馃彣Central 10 Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Start early to explore the incredible Mayan ruins, avoiding the mid-day heat. If you have time visit the Sepulturas complex, outside of the main ruins site. Guides can be hired, or you can find more info on this blog If you don’t feel like the 2km walk to the ruins there are plenty of taxis
13-14 鉁圙uatemala City to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening (next day) Connect this Nicaragua & Honduras itinerary with the Costa Rica or Cuba itinerary
Visit Parque Central and Palacio Nacional in the morning before the flight home