28 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

28 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua trip planner
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Leon
— 5 nights
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Isla de Ometepe
— 5 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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Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
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Big Corn Island
— 1 night
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El Castillo
— 3 nights
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Granada
— 6 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Leon to Las Penitas to see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Church - Sweet Name of Jesus.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leon tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Leon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Leon to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Isla de Ometepe.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Isla de Ometepe — 5 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde, find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, examine the collection at El Ceibo Museums, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Concepcion.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe vacation tool.

Getting from Leon to Isla de Ometepe by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan del Sur.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Juan del Sur online journey 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 July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Little Corn Island.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Little Corn Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from San Juan del Sur to Little Corn Island takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Corn Island.
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Tours · Wildlife · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Big Corn Island — 1 night

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
On the 25th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then head off the coast to Nautilus Corn Island.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Big Corn Island online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Little Corn Island to Big Corn Island. In July, daily temperatures in Big Corn Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to El Castillo.
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Tours · Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

El Castillo — 3 nights

El Castillo is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Castillo de la Inmaculada Concepción, cast your line with Tarpon Nicaragua, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Biologica Indio Maiz.

Plan a El Castillo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Big Corn Island to El Castillo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Granada — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Laguna de Apoyo (Volcano Divers Nicaragua & Apoyo). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mombacho, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip builder.

Traveling by flight from El Castillo to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to home.
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Nature · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

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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