8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Leon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Managua
— 1 night
Drive
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Granada
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
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, examine the collection at Museo de la Revolucion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Leon travel itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Leon is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Leon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in September, with highs in Leon at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Managua.

Things to do in Leon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Managua

— 1 night

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Puerto Salvador Allende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and then get a tailor-made plan with Careli Tours Nicaragua.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Managua sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Leon to Managua by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Managua

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, get a taste of the local shopping with Masaya Crafts Market, and step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Granada using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Managua to Granada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

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.