10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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


Matagalpa — 1 night

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Mirador El Calvario and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Escuela de Espanol Colibri and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte.

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Miami, USA to Matagalpa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Matagalpa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in August: high temperatures in Matagalpa hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.
Visit La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and Playa Hermosa for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Extreme Nicaraguan Adventures. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse.

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Getting from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Matagalpa in August; daily highs in San Juan del Sur reach 87°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Los Ramos and El Ceibo Museums. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dinarte's Rental and Chico Largo Adventure. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Istian.

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Getting from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Granada.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, then admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally see the interesting displays at Mi Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then steep yourself in history at Old Railway Station.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
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Nicaragua travel guide

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.