15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly
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Leon
— 2 nights
Fly
2
El Castillo
— 1 night
Fly
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Shuttle
4
Tola
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
6
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Bus
7
Matagalpa
— 2 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Winnipeg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Entomologico de Leon. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by The Souvenir Factory, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection.

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Winnipeg, Canada to Leon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in August, with highs in Leon at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Castillo.
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El Castillo — 1 night

On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepción and then stroll through Reserva Biologica Indio Maiz.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Castillo online day trip planner.

You can fly from Leon to El Castillo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Granada.
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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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Masaya Volcano will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mi Museo and Museo del Parque Volcan De Masaya. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, stroll the grounds of Cementerio De Granada, pause for some photo ops at monument of Cordoba, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Granada tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from El Castillo to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tola.
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Tola — 1 night

Tola is a municipality in the Rivas department of Nicaragua. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Popoyo Beach and then tee off at Hacienda Iguana Golf.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tola day trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Granada to Tola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.
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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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Costa Dulce Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa el Coco and The Art Warehouse. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsella Valley Nature Center and head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan del Sur trip planner.

You can drive from Tola to San Juan del Sur in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe. On your second day here, trek along Sendero Pena Inculta and then get answers to all your questions at Los Ramos.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matagalpa.
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Matagalpa — 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Mirador El Calvario, then examine the collection at El Castillo del cacao, and then get outside with Cascada Santa Emilia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Matagalpa online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to Matagalpa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Matagalpa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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