8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Granada
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Granada — 3 nights

La Gran Sultana

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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Xalteva.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Granada travel planner.

Newark, USA to Granada is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and then relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur online trip planner.

You can 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 December in San Juan del Sur, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leon.
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Leon — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, and then stop by Artesania de Leon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection, and then stroll through Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leon route planner.

Getting from San Juan del Sur to Leon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Juan del Sur in December, you will find days in Leon are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). On the 18th (Sun), you're off to 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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