30 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

30 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Granada
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Granada
— 6 nights
Fly
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Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
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Big Corn Island
— 2 nights
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Matagalpa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 5 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
— 5 nights
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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 Masaya Volcano (in Masaya), La Laguna de Apoyo (Volcano Divers Nicaragua & Apoyo) and Montibelli Private National Reserve (in Ticuantepe). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Islets of Granada, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Granada is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:

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.
On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Little Corn Island online tour planner.

Fly from Granada to Little Corn Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Big Corn Island

— 2 nights
The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Nautilus Corn Island and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Big Corn Island road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island. In November, daytime highs in Big Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Matagalpa on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Big Corn Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Matagalpa

— 4 nights

Pearl of the North

Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia San Rafael del Norte (in Jinotega) and Esteli (El Jalacate & Reserva Natural Miraflor). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador El Calvario, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Apante.

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You can fly from Big Corn Island to Matagalpa in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Big Corn Island in November: high temperatures in Matagalpa hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Matagalpa

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

Leon

— 5 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.
Step out of Leon to go to Las Penitas and see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, shop like a local with Artesania de Leon, explore the galleries of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Leon online road trip planner.

You can drive from Matagalpa to Leon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Matagalpa in November; daily highs in Leon reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on Dinarte's Rental. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure, and head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Ometepe attractions planner.

Take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

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: kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, soothe aching muscles at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, and get outside with Costa Dulce Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan del Sur vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

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.