9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip planner

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Granada
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
Bus
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Grand Junction Regional Airport

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Granada

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Episcopal, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Granada online road trip planner.

Grand Junction, USA to Granada is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Junction to Granada due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Juan del Sur

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To plan San Juan del Sur vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Granada to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, and then relax and rejuvenate at Temazcal Omeyocan.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks · Spas
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Leon

— 3 nights
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.
On the 4th (Thu), look for gifts at Artesania de Leon.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leon road trip site.

Take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Leon

Shopping
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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.