14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Masaya
— 3 nights
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
+2
taxi + ferry + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Las Penitas
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Masaya

Masaya
Quickly accessible from both Managua and Granada, culturally rich Masaya remains one of the best places to visit if you're looking to purchase authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts.
Get in touch with nature at Laguna de Apoyo and Las Isletas. Venture out of the city with trips to Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve (in Ticuantepe), Marina Cocibolca (in Isletas de Granada) and Hervideros de San Jacinto (in Diriamba). It doesn't end there: stop by Masaya Crafts Market and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Pochomil.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Masaya trip itinerary app .

Berlin, Germany to Masaya is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Masaya. In March in Masaya, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Masaya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Granada, Playa de Pochomil, Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve, Las Isletas, Hervideros de San Jacinto
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve ©
Playa de Pochomil ©
Playa de Pochomil

1
night
Isla de Ometepe

Isla de Ometepe ©
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua and then hike along Sendero Pena Inculta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car from Masaya to Isla de Ometepe in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Masaya in March, plan for little chillier days in Isla de Ometepe, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

3
nights
San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur ©
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.
Visiting San Juan del Sur Beach and Zipline will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, hike along Macua Tours & Travel, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In March in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Zipline

2
nights
Little Corn Island

Little Corn Island
The smaller of two islands, Little Corn Island has become more popular than its larger neighbor, with international visitors seeing it as the more authentic, wilder, and more scenic landmass.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aqua Boy. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with Aqua Boy, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Juan del Sur to Little Corn Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March in Little Corn Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Penitas.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Wildlife Adventure Tours
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2
nights
Las Penitas

Las Penitas ©
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Flor de Cana Tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Ecodetur Cosiguina Volcano Day Tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Penitas road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Little Corn Island to Las Penitas in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. When traveling from Little Corn Island in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Penitas: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 27°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Las Penitas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ecodetur Cosiguina Volcano Day Tour, Flor de Cana Tour
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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Flor de Cana Tour ©
Flor de Cana Tour

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