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
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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 pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leon trip itinerary planning tool.

Charlotte, USA to Leon is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: high temperatures in Leon hover around 96°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) 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.
Careli Tours Nicaragua has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and then do sightseeing your way with Careli Tours Nicaragua.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Managua trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Leon to Managua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Managua

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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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). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mombacho, get a taste of the local shopping with Masaya Crafts Market, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Managua to Granada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel 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.