39 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

39 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Big Corn Island
— 6 nights
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
— 7 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 8 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Masaya
— 5 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Big Corn Island

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and nautilus corn island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Big Corn Island holiday planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Big Corn Island is an approximately 84-hour travel. Traveling from Montreal to Big Corn Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Big Corn Island at 36°C and lows at 30°C. You will leave for Isla de Ometepe on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Corn Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Ceibo Museums and Museo Ometepe. Visiting Rio Istian and Volcan Maderas will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, and admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Big Corn Island to Isla de Ometepe takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Popoyo Beach and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Playa el Coco and Macua Tours & Travel. Step out of San Juan del Sur to go to El Ostional and see O Parks, WildLife and Recreation, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get outside with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3.5 hours. May in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 12:

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Granada

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Mi Museo. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Granada travel route planner.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 12 — 20:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Telica Volcano and Church The Recollection. Visit Playa Las Penitas and Playa Poneloya for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción, and stop by Buho Books.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Leon trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Granada to Leon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Leon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Masaya.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 25:

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Masaya

Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore

Quickly accessible from both Managua and Granada, culturally rich Masaya remains one of the best places to visit if you're looking to purchase authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts.
Visit Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago and Iglesia San Juan Bautista for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Pochomil and Mirador de Catarina. Venture out of the city with trips to Ticuantepe (Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve & Zoologico Nacional) and Diriamba (Gaia Estate & Hervideros de San Jacinto). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Apoyo, learn more about the world around you at Volcán Masaya National Park, look for gifts at Masaya Crafts Market, and contemplate the long history of El Coyotepe Fortress.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Masaya day trip planning app.

You can drive from Leon to Masaya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Masaya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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.