15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

New York City
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Little Corn Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Leon
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
New York City

4
days
Granada

Granada ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna de Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Managua (Santiago of Managua Cathedral & Puerto Salvador Allende). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, admire the striking features of Guadalupe Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip website .

New York City, USA to Granada is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Granada. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get much warmer in Granada: highs are around 94°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Managua, Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya Crafts Market
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©

2
days
San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur ©
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.
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then trek along Macua Tours & Travel, then browse the collection at San Juan del Sur Library, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

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Traveling by car from Granada to San Juan del Sur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©

2
days
Isla de Ometepe

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion and then ponder the design of Ojo de Agua. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe online journey planner .

Getting from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Ometepe are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

1
day
Little Corn Island

The smaller of two islands, Little Corn Island has become more popular than its larger neighbor, with international visitors seeing it as the more authentic, wilder, and more scenic landmass.
On the 17th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Little Corn Island attractions planner .

You can fly from Isla de Ometepe to Little Corn Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Leon

Leon ©
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.
When in Leon, make a side trip to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Little Corn Island to Leon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Little Corn Island in May, you will find days in Leon are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Volcan cerro negro ©
Volcan cerro negro
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©

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