15 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Bus
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Granada
— 3 nights
Bus
2
Isla de Ometepe
— 3 nights
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Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to El Panal, Bus to San Rafael del Sur
3
San Rafael del Sur
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Leon
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Managua
— 1 night

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), get impressive views of Mombacho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then admire the striking features of Palacio Episcopal, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planning app.

Managua to Granada is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Rafael del Sur.
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San Rafael del Sur — 5 nights

San Rafael del Sur is a municipality in the Managua department of Nicaragua.International relationsTwin towns – Sister citiesGranada is twinned with:Category:Populated places in Nicaragua Category:Municipalities of the Managua DepartmentSome towns in San Rafael del Sur are:-El Salto. San Rafael del Sur is known for beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Pochomil.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Rafael del Sur sightseeing app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Rafael del Sur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Leon.
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Leon — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Las Penitas and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leon journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Rafael del Sur to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Leon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Managua.
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Managua — 1 night

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, then make a trip to Plaza de la Revolucion, and finally don't miss a visit to Loma de Tiscapa. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museo del Parque Volcan De Masaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita De Managua, and then ponder the world of politics at PALACIO DE LA CULTURA.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Managua trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Leon to Managua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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