11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip itinerary planner

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Bus to Brasília, Fly to Managua
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
3
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Leon to go to Las Penitas and see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, and look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon holiday planner.

Goiania, Brazil to Leon is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goiania in January: highs in Leon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to Parque Colon de Granada, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada visit planning app.

Getting from Leon to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip builder app.

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 January in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Isla de Ometepe

— 2 nights
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 28th (Thu), contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion, examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua. On the next day, explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, and then relax and rejuvenate at Temazcal Omeyocan.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe sightseeing planner.

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 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums
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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.