7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: La Fortuna de San Carlos
Drive:  3​h 45​min
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
shuttle:  3​h 30​min
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: La Fortuna de San Carlos

2
nights
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 6th (Sat), make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia and then trek along Macua Tours & Travel. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Juan del Sur trip itinerary planner.

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica to San Juan del Sur is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Macua Tours & Travel ©
Macua Tours & Travel
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum El Ceibo, then kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria, and then get your bearings at Los Ramos.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe trip maker site .

Take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 1.5 hours. January in Isla de Ometepe sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Leon.

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Museum El Ceibo ©
Museum El Ceibo
Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Los Ramos ©
Los Ramos

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 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ruins of Leon Viejo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Calvario Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection, then contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ruben Dario.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leon trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Isla de Ometepe in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Leon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.

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Ruins of Leon Viejo
Ruins of Leon Viejo
Museo Ruben Dario ©
Museo Ruben Dario
El Calvario Church ©
El Calvario Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church, stop by Soy Nica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral San Francisco, and finally examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, examine the collection at Mi Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally make a trip to Parque Colon de Granada.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Granada planner .

You can drive from Leon to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Granada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Granada

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Mi Museo ©
Mi Museo
Cathedral San Francisco ©
Cathedral San Francisco
Casa de Los Tres Mundos ©
Casa de Los Tres Mundos

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