13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Managua
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 4 nights
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Managua — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de La Merced and Santiago of Managua Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Managua: Granada (ChocoMuseo Granada, Catedral de Granada, &more) and Playa de Pochomil (in San Rafael del Sur). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende and take a memorable excursion with Show Me Nicaragua Tours.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Managua tour itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Managua is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Managua is minus 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 4 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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and Playa Redonda. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, stroll through Playa Hermosa, and soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan del Sur day trip app.

Getting from Managua to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Leon.
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Leon — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de la Asunción and Church The Recollection. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus, and look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leon trip planner.

Drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Leon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly 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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