10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Granada
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + ferry + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Raleigh


3
nights
Granada

Granada
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Masaya Crafts Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): head off the coast to Islets of Granada, get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, and then explore the activities along Apoyo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Granada visit planner.

Raleigh, USA to Granada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Raleigh to Granada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Masaya
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve

2
nights
Isla de Ometepe

Isla de Ometepe ©
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion, then examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, and finally ponder the design of Ojo de Agua.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Nature Beaches
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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

3
nights
San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur ©
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
We've included these beaches for you: San Juan del Sur Beach and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Visiting Zipline and Macua Tours & Travel will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, have some family-friendly fun at Surf Ranch Skateboard Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get lost in a book at San Juan del Sur Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Zipline

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