8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 4 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas). Appreciate the collections at Museo de la Revolucion and Museo Ruben Dario. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, contemplate the geological forces at Momotombo, shop like a local with Juanmarcos Design, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus.

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Knoxville, USA to Leon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Knoxville to Leon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Leon, with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Granada

— 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de La Merced and La Capilla Maria Auxiliadora. You'll explore and learn at ChocoMuseo Granada and Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina) and Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Leon to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.