6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Philadelphia

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral San Francisco, and finally see the interesting displays at Mi Museo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Granada travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Granada is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Granada is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 94°F and lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
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ChocoMuseo Granada

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then get a dose of the wild on Macua Tours & Travel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Coco Vacation Rentals and then stroll through La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan del Sur day trip planner .

You can drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Macua Tours & Travel ©
Macua Tours & Travel
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

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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 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum El Ceibo, then kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

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You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Ometepe can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Museum El Ceibo ©
Museum El Ceibo
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe

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