15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly
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Leon
— 1 night
Bus
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matagalpa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Leon — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at The Souvenir Factory and then stroll through Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, then get impressive views of Telica Volcano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leon online trip builder.

Miami, USA to Leon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Miami to Leon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 4 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate El Ceibo Museums and Museo Ometepe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dinarte's Rental and Los Ramos. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de San Ramon, get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Istian.

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You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Extreme Nicaraguan Adventures and Hacienda Iguana Golf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Hermosa and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Take a break from San Juan del Sur with a short trip to Popoyo Beach in Popoyo, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Apante, make a trip to Mirador El Calvario, and then don't miss a visit to Catedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cerro De La Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte, and then see the interesting displays at El Castillo del cacao.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Matagalpa road trip site.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Matagalpa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan del Sur in October; daily highs in Matagalpa reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive 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 Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de Xalteva and Cementerio De Granada. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Museo del Parque Volcan De Masaya in Masaya--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mi Museo, don't miss a visit to Parque Xalteva, pause for some photo ops at monument of Cordoba, and admire the striking features of Guadalupe Church.

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Traveling by car from Matagalpa to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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