23 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Managua
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 4 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 6 nights
Fly

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Managua — 3 nights

Bride of Xolotlan

When in Managua, make a side trip to see Masaya Volcano in Masaya, approximately Masaya away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, relax and rejuvenate at Ayurveda Marma Spa, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Nacional, and admire the striking features of PALACIO DE LA CULTURA.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Managua trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Leon.
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Leon — 4 nights

Go for a jaunt from Leon to Las Penitas to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon trip tool.

Drive from Managua to Leon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 4 nights

Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Dinarte's Rental. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, get impressive views of Volcan Maderas, examine the collection at Museo Ometepe, and get in on the family fun at Chico Largo Adventure.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Leon to Isla de Ometepe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 4 nights

San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, learn and have fun at Spanish Ya, and relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.
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Granada — 6 nights

La Gran Sultana

When in Granada, make a side trip to see Apoyo in La Laguna de Apoyo, approximately La Laguna de Apoyo away. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho, admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Islets of Granada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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