5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

5 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua attractions planner

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Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Drive to Granada
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 2 nights
Drive to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Granada

— 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at ChocoMuseo Granada and Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco. Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia de La Merced and Casa de Los Tres Mundos. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Masaya Crafts Market.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Granada day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Granada is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Leon

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion and then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leon travel route app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Leon sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Museums
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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.