5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
Ferry to San Jorge, Shuttle to Granada



— 2 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: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada, pause for some serene contemplation at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Juan del Sur

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur online vacation 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. June in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Isla de Ometepe

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, then explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and then ponder the design of Ojo de Agua.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks
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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.