44 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

44 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey planner
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Granada
— 9 nights
Shuttle to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
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Isla de Ometepe
— 6 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 6 nights
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Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
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Big Corn Island
— 2 nights
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El Castillo
— 2 nights
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Matagalpa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Esteli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Somoto
— 2 nights
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Leon
— 8 nights
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Granada — 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe), Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago (in Jinotepe) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Granada, get great views at Mirador de Catarina, contemplate the waterfront views at Apoyo, and admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Granada journey maker tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Granada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 6 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on Dinarte's Rental. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion, head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, and find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Juan del Sur.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

San Juan del Sur — 6 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.
Take a break from San Juan del Sur with a short trip to Playa Redonda in Playa Redonda, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 3 hours. In June in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Little Corn Island.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

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.
On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Juan del Sur to Little Corn Island in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Nautilus Corn Island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get reinvigorated at Anahata Massage & Yoga.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Corn Island holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to El Castillo.
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El Castillo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepción. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): see what you can catch with Tarpon Nicaragua.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the El Castillo driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Big Corn Island to El Castillo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Matagalpa.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Matagalpa — 4 nights

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jinotega (Ecoalbergue La Fundadora, Cerro De La Cruz, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Apante, get outside with Cascada Santa Emilia, don't miss a visit to Mirador El Calvario, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Matagalpa online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Castillo to Matagalpa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Esteli.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Esteli — 2 nights

Sitting up in the north central highlands, Esteli enjoys a fairly mild climate throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Miraflor. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Historia y Arqueologia Alejandro Davila Bolanos and then trek along El Jalacate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Esteli road trip planning app.

You can drive from Matagalpa to Esteli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Somoto.
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Somoto — 2 nights

Somoto is a city and municipality located in the hills of northern Nicaragua, and capital of the department of Madriz. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Cañón de Somoto and then don't miss a visit to Parque Central De Somoto. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Central and then get outside with Cerro Mogoton (Highest Point in Nicaragua).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Somoto day trip app.

Traveling by car from Esteli to Somoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Somoto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Leon.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Leon — 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Leon to Las Penitas to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leon attractions planner.

You can drive from Somoto to Leon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Somoto in June, things will get a bit warmer in Leon: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 5:

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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