8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip planner
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Fly
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San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Managua
— 2 nights
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San Juan del Sur — 2 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: kick back and relax at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, and don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan del Sur trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Juan del Sur is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to San Juan del Sur is minus 10 hours. November in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leon.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Leon — 2 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 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and then get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon route maker website.

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Leon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Leon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Managua.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Managua — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Managua itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Leon to Managua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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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