10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua visit planner

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Leon
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Leon
— 2 nights
Bus
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Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Masaya
— 2 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Saskatoon

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Leon

— 2 nights
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Poneloya, contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, and then contemplate the long history of Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon attractions tool.

Saskatoon, Canada to Leon is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Saskatoon in September; daily highs in Leon reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Isla de Ometepe

— 2 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria and then examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure, then take a stroll through Los Ramos, and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe route maker website.

You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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San Juan del Sur

— 1 night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, then gain interesting insight with Macua Tours & Travel, and then make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip maker tool.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Masaya.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Masaya

— 2 nights

Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore

Quickly accessible from both Managua and Granada, culturally rich Masaya remains one of the best places to visit if you're looking to purchase authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Soy Nica, then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, and then get impressive views of Mombacho.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Masaya visit site.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Masaya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Masaya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Nicaragua travel guide

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Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.