14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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

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Leon

— 2 nights
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), look for gifts at Artesania de Leon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leon trip planning website.

Bangor, USA to Leon is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bangor in March, things will get much warmer in Leon: highs are around 41°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matagalpa.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Matagalpa

— 1 night

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral and then deepen your understanding at Escuela de Espanol Colibri.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Matagalpa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Matagalpa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In April, Matagalpa is slightly colder than Leon - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Matagalpa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

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.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de San Ramon, and get impressive views of Volcan Maderas.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe day trip app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Matagalpa to Isla de Ometepe in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

San Juan del Sur

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and then head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure. On the next day, get outside with Costa Dulce Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

Make your San Juan del Sur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Granada

— 4 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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, see the interesting displays at Mi Museo, contemplate the long history of Palacio Episcopal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Nicaragua travel guide

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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.