15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Managua
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Bluefields
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Big Corn Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Managua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Matagalpa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Granada
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + bus + ferry:  5​h
7
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + ferry + bus:  3​h
8
Managua
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam


1
night
Managua

Managua
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.
For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Managua trip app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Managua is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Managua is minus 7 hours. You will leave for Bluefields on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Managua

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
Bluefields

Bluefields ©
Bluefields is the capital of the South Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACS) in Nicaragua. Bluefields is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Bluff Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bluefields itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Managua to Bluefields takes 7 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bluefields are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Big Corn Island on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Bluefields

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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El Bluff Beach ©
El Bluff Beach

2
nights
Big Corn Island

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore nautilus corn island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Corn Island holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bluefields to Big Corn Island. In May, daily temperatures in Big Corn Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for Managua on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Big Corn Island

Adventure Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Managua

Managua
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Managua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Big Corn Island to Managua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toMatagalpa.

Things to do in Managua

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Matagalpa

Matagalpa ©
Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte and Catedral San Juan. Explore hidden gems such as Cascada Santa Emilia and Cerro De La Cruz. Change things up with these side-trips from Matagalpa: Eco Albergue La Fundadora (in Jinotega) and Museo Precolumbino de Chaguitillo (in Sebaco). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mirador El Calvario, see the interesting displays at National Coffee Museum, and look for gifts at Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Matagalpa trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Managua to Matagalpa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Matagalpa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Matagalpa

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jinotega, Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo, Museo Precolumbino de Chaguitillo
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El Castillo del cacao ©
El Castillo del cacao
Cascada Santa Emilia ©
Cascada Santa Emilia
Iglesia San Rafael del Norte ©
Iglesia San Rafael del Norte

1
night
Granada

Granada
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 see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Matagalpa to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Matagalpa in May, with highs in Granada at 40°C and lows at 28°C. You will leave for Isla de Ometepe on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum El Ceibo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Istian, hike along Sendero Pena Inculta, and then wander the streets of Los Ramos.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Ometepe are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Managua.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Rio Istian ©
Rio Istian
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe

1
night
Managua

Managua
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Managua attractions planner.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to Managua by bus takes about 3 hours. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Managua

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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