16 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

16 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua vacation planner

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Chinandega
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Chinandega
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cardenas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Diriamba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ticuantepe
— 2 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Chinandega

— 5 nights
Chinandega is a city and the departmental seat of Chinandega department (4,822.42 km2) in Nicaragua. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parroquia Santa Ana and Ecodetur Cosiguina Volcano Day Tour. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve and learn more about the world around you at Chorotega-Nicarao Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chinandega road trip tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chinandega is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Chinandega at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cardenas.

Things to do in Chinandega

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Cardenas

— 2 nights
Cárdenas is a municipality in the Rivas department of Nicaragua.Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua.In 2002, the municipality of Cárdenas had threatened the government in Managua with secession and becoming part of Costa Rica. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): Head underground at Playa y Cuevas Punta de Piedra.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardenas trip planner.

You can drive from Chinandega to Cardenas in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cardenas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Diriamba.

Things to do in Cardenas

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Diriamba

— 5 nights
Diriamba is a municipality in the Carazo department of Nicaragua, with a population of 57,542 (2005). Go for a jaunt from Diriamba to San Rafael del Sur to see Playa de Pochomil about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago, take in the natural beauty of Hervideros de San Jacinto, and don't miss a visit to Reloj Publico de Diriamba.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Diriamba trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cardenas to Diriamba by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Ticuantepe.

Things to do in Diriamba

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Ticuantepe

— 2 nights
Ticuantepe is a municipality in the Managua department of Nicaragua with an estimated population of 34,000.EtymologyTicuantepe comes from the Nahuatl language of the first inhabitants of Nicaragua. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ticuantepe online travel route planner.

Ticuantepe is just a short distance from Diriamba. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ticuantepe

Wildlife · Parks
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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.