22 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

22 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey builder

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Fly
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Leon
— 4 nights
Bus
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Isla de Ometepe
— 5 nights
Ferry to San Jorge, Bus to San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur
— 5 nights
Fly
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Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
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Granada
— 5 nights
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Leon

— 4 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.
When in Leon, make a side trip to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas, approximately Las Penitas away. There's lots more 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 steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.

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Phoenix, USA to Leon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Leon. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Leon hover around 93°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla de Ometepe

— 5 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 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Dinarte's Rental. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, head off the coast to Isla Ometepe, find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de San Ramon.

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Getting from Leon to Isla de Ometepe by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

San Juan del Sur

— 5 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 spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Warehouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our 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 July, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Little Corn Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan del Sur to Little Corn Island takes 2.5 hours. July in Little Corn Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Granada

— 5 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. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mombacho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Granada day trip app.

You can fly from Little Corn Island to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nicaragua travel guide

4.2
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.