5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
Ferry to San Jorge, Shuttle to Granada
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive
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Leon
— 1 night
Drive
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Jinotega
— 1 day
Drive

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Isla de Ometepe

— 1 night
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 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Ometepe and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe online trip itinerary builder.

Managua to Isla de Ometepe is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find out how to plan a trip to Granada, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Granada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Leon day trip tool.

Drive from Granada to Leon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in April, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jinotega.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Jinotega

— 1 day
The city of Jinotega is the capital of the department of Jinotega in the north central region of Nicaragua.The city is located in a long valley surrounded by the cool climate and Dariense Isabelia ridge located 142km north of the capital Managua. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Juan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte, and then get great views at Cerro De La Cruz.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jinotega trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leon to Jinotega takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Leon in April: high temperatures in Jinotega hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Jinotega

Historic Sites
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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.