29 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

29 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip planner

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Fly
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Leon
— 7 nights
Bus to Managua, Fly to Little Corn Island
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Little Corn Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Ometepe
— 5 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 6 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 9 nights
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Leon

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Cerro Negro Volcano and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Leon: Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve (in Las Penitas) and Flor de Cana Tour (in Chinandega). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, contemplate the long history of Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, and get impressive views of Telica Volcano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leon trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Leon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Leon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Leon: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Leon

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 27:

Little Corn Island

— 1 night
The smaller of two islands, Little Corn Island has become more popular than its larger neighbor, with international visitors seeing it as the more authentic, wilder, and more scenic landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Leon to Little Corn Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leon in January: highs in Little Corn Island hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Isla de Ometepe

— 5 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Family-friendly places like Ojo de Agua and Cascada de San Ramon will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure, explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and relax and rejuvenate at Temazcal Omeyocan.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Little Corn Island to Isla de Ometepe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

San Juan del Sur

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Juan del Sur Beach and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Juan del Sur route planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:

Granada

— 9 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.
Attractions like Islets of Granada and ChocoMuseo Granada make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Masaya (Masaya Volcano & Volcán Masaya National Park), Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mombacho, admire the striking features of Guadalupe Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and get some fabulous bargains at Mombacho Cigars.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada journey maker.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 17:

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.