7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Managua
Drive:  45​min
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
ferry + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Managua

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Apoyo and then get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally head off the coast to Islets of Granada.

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Managua to Granada is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Apoyo
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Apoyo
Apoyo
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur vacation tool .

Getting from Granada to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
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2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua and then wander the streets of Los Ramos.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe sightseeing website .

You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Ometepe can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Poneloya, and then kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leon online route planner .

You can take a shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Leon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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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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