10 days in Nicaragua & Liberia Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua & Liberia Itinerary

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Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive
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Esteli, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liberia, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
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Managua, Nicaragua — 1 night

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, and then ponder the world of politics at PALACIO DE LA CULTURA. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Mercado Roberto Huembes and then don't miss a visit to Loma de Tiscapa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Managua trip builder website.

Charlotte, USA to Managua is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Managua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Esteli.
Shopping · Historic Sites
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Esteli, Nicaragua — 1 night

Sitting up in the north central highlands, Esteli enjoys a fairly mild climate throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Miraflor.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Esteli trip planner.

You can drive from Managua to Esteli in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Esteli sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.
Wildlife · Parks
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. On your second day here, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Juan del Sur route planner.

Traveling by car from Esteli to San Juan del Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Esteli in November, with highs in San Juan del Sur at 86°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liberia.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Liberia, Costa Rica — 2 nights

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hidden Garden Art Gallery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then experience rural life at Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liberia attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Liberia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Managua.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Managua, Nicaragua — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Managua vacation builder app.

You can drive from Liberia to Managua in 4 hours. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites
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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.