27 days in Nicaragua & Belgium Itinerary

27 days in Nicaragua & Belgium Itinerary

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Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
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Leon, Nicaragua
— 6 nights
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Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights

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Granada, Nicaragua

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo), Masaya Volcano (in Masaya) and Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, get impressive views of Mombacho, stroll through Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Granada is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Granada is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Leon, Nicaragua

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Chinandega (Parroquia Santa Ana & Chorotega-Nicarao Museum) and Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve (in Las Penitas). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, get a taste of the local shopping with Artesania de Leon, get impressive views of Telica Volcano, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Leon

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Parochie Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieters Gent, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Markt, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bruges day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leon to Bruges. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Leon in June, things will get cooler in Bruges: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 8 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Town Hall (Stadhuis), Grote Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.