23 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

23 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Granada
— 4 nights
Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
Big Corn Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Bluefields, Taxi to San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Milan


Granada — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Islets of Granada and Mombacho. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: La Laguna de Apoyo (Volcano Divers Nicaragua & Apoyo), Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's still lots to do: stop by Mombacho Cigars and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Granada is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Milan to Granada, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Little Corn Island.
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Little Corn Island — 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island day trip planning app.

Fly from Granada to Little Corn Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Corn Island.
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Big Corn Island — 2 nights

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Nautilus Corn Island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Corn Island online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island. In July in Big Corn Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel 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 Redonda. Get in touch with nature at San Juan del Sur Beach and Costa Dulce Beach. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the galleries of The Art Warehouse.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur online route planner.

Getting from Big Corn Island to San Juan del Sur by combination of flight and taxi takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 5 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Laguna Charco Verde and Dinarte's Rental. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Maderas, ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, admire the sheer force of Cascada de San Ramon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Jesus Maria.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a bus 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.
Visiting Cerro Negro Volcano and Telica Volcano will get you outdoors. Step out of Leon to go to Las Penitas and see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, push the limits with an extreme tour, and look for gifts at Artesania de Leon.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Leon journey planning site.

You can take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Leon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Nicaragua travel guide

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.