20 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

20 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip maker
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Granada
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
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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
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Quito

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Granada — 5 nights

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 Masaya (Volcán Masaya National Park & Masaya Volcano) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, examine the collection at Mi Museo, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and contemplate the waterfront views at Centro de Visitantes Reserva natural Laguna de Apoyo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Granada road trip website.

Quito, Ecuador to Granada is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Granada is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, get outside with Costa Dulce Beach, and soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. 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 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums, ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Little Corn Island.
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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 18th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Ometepe to Little Corn Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.
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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.
When in Leon, make a side trip to see Hervideros de San Jacinto in San Jacinto, approximately San Jacinto away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leon travel route app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Little Corn Island to Leon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. November in Leon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time 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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