11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
4
Leon
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Kelowna

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Tio Antonio Hamaca. Step out of the city life by going to Mombacho and Islets of Granada. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Managua (Santiago of Managua Cathedral & Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada online visit planner .

Kelowna, Canada to Granada is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Granada

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Managua, Apoyo
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Zipline
Mombacho ©
Mombacho

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the sheer force of San Ramon Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Cascada de San Ramon, then examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, and finally examine the collection at Museum El Ceibo. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla Ometepe and then explore the activities along Rio Istian.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

San Ramon Waterfall
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Cascada de San Ramon ©
Cascada de San Ramon
Rio Istian ©
Rio Istian
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan del Sur trip site .

Drive from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

3
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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 27th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano and then look for all kinds of wild species at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leon road trip planning tool .

Drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Juan del Sur in February, you will find days in Leon are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Telica Volcano ©
Telica Volcano
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano

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