7 days in Nicaragua, Monteverde & Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

7 days in Nicaragua, Monteverde & Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Nicaragua, Monteverde & Arenal Volcano National Park Itinerary

Detroit, United States
bus + Fly + shuttle:  14​h
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Masaya, Nicaragua
— Few hours
bus + ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Detroit, United States

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day
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde tour planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Monteverde. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

1
day
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then stroll through Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos travel planning tool .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

1
day
Granada, Nicaragua

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 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced and then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary website .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Granada by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Masaya.

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

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hours
Masaya, Nicaragua

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.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Masaya vacation maker .

Masaya is just a stone's throw from Granada. February in Masaya sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 71°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Masaya

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Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo

1
day
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

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 9th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, and then see the interesting displays at Museum El Ceibo.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Masaya to Isla de Ometepe in 5.5 hours. In February in Isla de Ometepe, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
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Museum El Ceibo

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