19 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

19 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Granada
— 5 nights
Drive
2
San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Bus
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Leon
— 5 nights
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Granada

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Masaya Volcano (in Masaya), Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Granada is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Granada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

San Juan del Sur

— 3 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.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur road trip planning tool.

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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.
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 geological forces at Volcan Concepcion, admire the sheer force of Cascada de San Ramon, and examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Leon

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Nicaragua travel guide

4.3
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.