17 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

17 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly
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Leon
— 3 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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 6 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.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

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London, UK to Leon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Leon hover around 41°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Maderas, explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

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Traveling by bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Nature · Parks · Museums
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San Juan del Sur

— 3 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: stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Warehouse, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

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Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas
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Granada

— 6 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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, get impressive views of Mombacho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada.

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Drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Granada

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.