10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly
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Leon
— 2 nights
Bus
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Ruben Dario, then get impressive views of Telica Volcano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leon tour planner.

Miami, USA to Leon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Leon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leon: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 27°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isla de Ometepe

— 4 nights
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Explore hidden gems such as Chico Largo Adventure and El Ceibo Museums. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Istian, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ometepe.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.
On the 12th (Fri), gain interesting insight with Macua Tours & Travel and then head outdoors with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Granada

— 1 night

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 14th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Catarina, don't miss a visit to Parque Colon de Granada, then get a taste of the local shopping with Soy Nica, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral San Francisco and then see the interesting displays at Mi Museo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada vacation planning site.

Getting from San Juan del Sur to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.