8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua tour planner

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

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): shop like a local with Soy Nica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada travel route builder site.

New York City, USA to Granada is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then gain interesting insight with Macua Tours & Travel, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde and then get impressive views of Volcan Maderas. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion and then examine the collection at Museo Ometepe.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion and then get impressive views of Telica Volcano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon road trip app.

Take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

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.