19 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

19 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cerro Negro Volcano and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, get a taste of the local shopping with Artesania de Leon, explore the galleries of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Leon itinerary tool.

Bozeman, USA to Leon is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Bozeman to Leon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bozeman in June, you will find days in Leon are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (76°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Isla de Ometepe

— 3 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ojo de Agua and Volcan Concepcion. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure, see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

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.
Attractions like San Juan del Sur Beach and Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. June in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Granada

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mombacho and Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, and ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matagalpa.

Things to do in Granada

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

Matagalpa

— 3 nights

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at El Castillo del cacao, then make a trip to Mirador El Calvario, then gain insight at Escuela de Espanol Colibri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte and then take some stellar pictures from Cerro De La Cruz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Matagalpa trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Matagalpa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matagalpa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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.