23 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

23 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Granada
— 6 nights
Drive
2
San Juan del Sur
— 5 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
3
Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Little Corn Island
— 1 night
Fly to Managua, Bus to Leon
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Leon
— 5 nights
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Granada

— 6 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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Masaya (Volcán Masaya National Park & Masaya Volcano) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Guadalupe Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Granada, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Granada is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Granada, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:

San Juan del Sur

— 5 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.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Warehouse, head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur online journey maker.

You can drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Isla de Ometepe

— 4 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, admire the sheer force of Cascada de San Ramon, and explore the activities along Rio Istian.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

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 16th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Discover how to plan a Little Corn Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Ometepe to Little Corn Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Little Corn Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Leon

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, examine the collection at Museo de la Revolucion, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leon visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Little Corn Island to Leon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Traveling from Little Corn Island in April, you will find days in Leon are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
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.