15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Granada
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Bus
4
Leon
— 3 nights
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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.
ChocoMuseo Granada and Santiago of Managua Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Catedral de Granada. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Managua (Puerto Salvador Allende & Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mombacho, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, admire the striking features of Tesoros de Nicaragua - Gourmet & Gift - Shop, and examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary maker.

Montreal, Canada to Granada is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Montreal to Granada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia. Get in touch with nature at San Juan del Sur Beach and Zipline. There's more to do: gain interesting insight with Macua Tours & Travel and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Isla de Ometepe

— 4 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Laguna Charco Verde and Volcan Maderas. El Ceibo Museums and Museo Ometepe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria, head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, and admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Ometepe journey builder website.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Leon

— 3 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.
Visit Catedral de la Asunción and Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection, and explore the ancient world of Ruins of Leon Viejo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Leon are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
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.