14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

14 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangor
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Matagalpa
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Isla de Ometepe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Bangor

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.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and stop by Artesania de Leon.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary website.

Bangor, USA to Leon is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangor to Leon is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bangor in June: highs in Leon hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Matagalpa.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Museums
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Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian

1
night
Matagalpa

Matagalpa ©
Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo, then make a trip to Catedral, and then deepen your understanding at Escuela de Espanol Colibri.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Matagalpa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leon to Matagalpa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Leon in June, things will get little chillier in Matagalpa: highs are around 79°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Matagalpa

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo
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Catedral ©
Catedral
Escuela de Espanol Colibri ©
Escuela de Espanol Colibri
Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo ©
Artesanias Mujeres del Plomo

3
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.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe, head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, and get impressive views of Volcan Maderas.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe day trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Matagalpa to Isla de Ometepe in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature Parks Museums
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Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, then don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and then head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Costa Dulce Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur route app.

Traveling by car from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

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

4
nights
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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, stop by Tio Antonio Hamaca, contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, and see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Granada tour planning website.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Apoyo
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho ©
Mombacho
Apoyo
Apoyo

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