10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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

2
days
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 Laguna de Apoyo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granada road trip website .

Raleigh, USA to Granada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Raleigh to Granada due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Raleigh in December: high temperatures in Granada hover around 90°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

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Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya Crafts Market
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Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve

2
days
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 ride a ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe in 5 hours. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Isla de Ometepe: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus 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
days
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. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, browse the collection at San Juan del Sur Library, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and have some family-friendly fun at Surf Ranch Paintball.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur trip planner .

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Zipline
Macua Tours & Travel ©
Macua Tours & Travel

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