15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey planner

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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
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Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Bus
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Leon
— 4 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth

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Granada

— 3 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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, get a taste of the local shopping with Masaya Crafts Market, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip itinerary maker.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Granada is an approximately 32.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to Granada is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to San Juan del Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Isla de Ometepe

— 2 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Leon

— 4 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: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Leon travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Leon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Nicaragua travel guide

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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.