30 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

30 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Granada
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 5 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Moyogalpa
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Little Corn Island
— 1 night
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Big Corn Island
— 1 night
Fly
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El Castillo
— 1 night
Fly to Managua, Bus to Leon
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Leon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Esteli
— 3 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

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Granada

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Masaya (Volcán Masaya National Park & Masaya Volcano) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, admire the striking features of Guadalupe Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Centro de Visitantes Reserva natural Laguna de Apoyo, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Granada online trip itinerary maker.

Beirut, Lebanon to Granada is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

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: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, stroll through Playa Hermosa, look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, and view the masterpieces at The Art Warehouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur travel planning website.

Getting from Granada to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

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, step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, indulge in some personalized pampering at Temazcal Omeyocan, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) 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 13 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Little Corn Island vacation planning app.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to Little Corn Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Big Corn Island

— 1 night
The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore nautilus corn island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Anahata Massage & Yoga.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island. In April, daytime highs in Big Corn Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to El Castillo.

Things to do in Big Corn Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

El Castillo

— 1 night
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepción.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Castillo online holiday planner.

Fly from Big Corn Island to El Castillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leon.
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Leon

— 6 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 these side-trips from Leon: Hervideros de San Jacinto (in San Jacinto) and Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve (in Las Penitas). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from El Castillo to Leon in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Esteli.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:

Esteli

— 3 nights
Sitting up in the north central highlands, Esteli enjoys a fairly mild climate throughout the year.
On the 27th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Jalacate and then stroll through Reserva Natural Miraflor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Rafael del Norte and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Juan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Esteli attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Esteli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Leon in April: high temperatures in Esteli hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Esteli

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

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.