9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua route planner

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Managua
— 2 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
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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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive

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Managua

— 2 nights

Bride of Xolotlan

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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Managua trip simple and quick.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites
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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 your second day here, admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Managua to Isla de Ometepe in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature
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San Juan del Sur

— 3 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.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Granada

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Granada trip maker website.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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.