14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua visit planner
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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Leon
— 2 nights
Isla de Ometepe
— 3 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Tamiami


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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon trip planner.

Tamiami, USA to Leon is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tamiami to Leon is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tamiami in March, with highs in Leon at 41°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, and explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe road trip website.

Getting from Leon to Isla de Ometepe by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.
Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. In March in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Granada — 5 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and contemplate the long history of Palacio Episcopal.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Granada route planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
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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.