13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua tour planner
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Fly
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Managua
— 3 nights
Drive
2
San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Leon
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Show Me Nicaragua Tours has been added to your itinerary. Iglesia de La Merced and Santiago of Managua Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ChocoMuseo Granada and Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Granada (in Granada) and Playa de Pochomil (in San Rafael del Sur). The adventure continues: make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Managua trip itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Managua is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cairo to Managua. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and Playa Remanso. Step out of San Juan del Sur to go to Playa Redonda and see Playa Redonda, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Managua to San Juan del Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leon.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de la Asunción and Church The Recollection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava and Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Leon online road trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Juan del Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) 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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