15 days in Johannesburg & Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Johannesburg & Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Managua, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Drive
3
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Union Buildings. Head to I was shot in Joburg and Walter Sisulu Squarefor plenty of shopping. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, view the masterpieces at Art Eye Gallery, try your luck at Emperors Palace, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Managua.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Managua, Nicaragua

— 3 nights

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de La Merced and Santiago of Managua Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Managua side-trips: Playa de Pochomil (in San Rafael del Sur) and Granada (Spas & Wellness, Soy Nica, &more).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Managua trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Managua. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

— 4 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at San Juan del Sur Beach and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Juan del Sur to Playa Redonda to see Playa Redonda about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse, soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan del Sur trip maker site.

You can drive from Managua to San Juan del Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

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.