10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Leon
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Big Corn Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bogota

3
nights
Leon

Leon ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Museo de la Revolucion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de la Asunción and Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas). Step out of Leon with an excursion to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: get impressive views of Volcan cerro negro and kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leon trip planning website .

Bogota, Colombia to Leon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get warmer in Leon: highs are around 40°C and lows about 25°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

1
night
Big Corn Island

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Big Corn Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Leon to Big Corn Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. While traveling from Leon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Corn Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Big Corn Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Little Corn Island

Little Corn Island
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.
On the 13th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Make your Little Corn Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island with the Route module. In February in Little Corn Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Granada.
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2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna de Apoyo, admire the local landmark of Parque Colon de Granada, then head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Little Corn Island to Granada in 4 hours. When traveling from Little Corn Island in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Apoyo
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ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada

few
hours
San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to San Juan del Sur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for a bit cooler days in San Juan del Sur, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

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