8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
2
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Leon
— 3 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

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Granada — 2 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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the geological forces at Masaya Volcano, explore the activities along Apoyo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Xalteva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Granada is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan del Sur.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and then stroll through Playa Hermosa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online trip builder.

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 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 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leon.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Leon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel 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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