15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 4 nights
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
— 3 nights


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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mombacho and Iglesia de La Merced. Get outdoors at Islets of Granada and Apoyo. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Managua (Santiago of Managua Cathedral, Puerto Salvador Allende, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, admire the landmark architecture of Tesoros de Nicaragua - Gourmet & Gift - Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada.

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Montreal, Canada to Granada is an approximately 11-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.
Nature · Parks · 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 Macua Tours. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and San Juan del Sur Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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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 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.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
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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 Punta Jesus Maria. El Ceibo Museums and Museo Ometepe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Maderas, ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, and head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Leon.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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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 Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Church The Recollection for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Museo Ruben Dario. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, and explore the ancient world of Ruins of Leon Viejo.

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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 fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nicaragua travel guide

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.