11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Apoyo and Mombacho Volcano National Preserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de La Merced and Catedral de Granada. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and admire the local landmark of Parque Colon de Granada.

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Edmonton, Canada to Granada is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Apoyo
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ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada
Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, take a memorable tour with Macua Tours & Travel, and then kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve. On your second day here, stroll through Playa el Coco and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Macua Tours & Travel ©
Macua Tours & Travel
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

1
night
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 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum El Ceibo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria, and then admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3 hours. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Rio Istian ©
Rio Istian
Museum El Ceibo ©
Museum El Ceibo

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve and then contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ruben Dario, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Poneloya, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April in Leon, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Telica Volcano ©
Telica Volcano
Playa Poneloya ©
Playa Poneloya
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve

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