11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Managua
— 1 night
Drive
2
Leon
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Isla de Ometepe
— 2 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
4
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Drive
5
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly

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Managua — 1 night

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Loma de Tiscapa, then don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and finally walk around Parque Central.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Managua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Managua is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leon.
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Leon — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and then contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Managua to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 2 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Isla de Ometepe, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 1 night

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 27th (Sun): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.
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Granada — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada, don't miss a visit to Parque Xalteva, and stop by Masaya Crafts Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary maker site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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