8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua Trip Planner

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Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 3 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Isla de Ometepe

— 3 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Ceibo Museums and Punta Jesus Maria. Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Los Ramos, step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, explore the activities along Rio Istian, and ponder the design of Ojo de Agua.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe day trip planning site.

Managua to Isla de Ometepe is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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San Juan del Sur

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Macua Tours & Travel, and then kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur online route builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
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Granada

— 2 nights

La Gran Sultana

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guadalupe Church and Tesoros de Nicaragua - Gourmet & Gift - Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and head off the coast to Islets of Granada.

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You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.