7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

7 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
— 1 night



— 2 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 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced and then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Mombacho and then explore the activities along Apoyo.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Granada is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Juan del Sur

— 2 nights
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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to San Juan del Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In June in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife


— 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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): shop like a local with Buho Books, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, then browse the exhibits of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Leon travel planner.

Drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Nicaragua travel guide

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.