10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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10 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Kansas City
Fly:  15​h
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Little Corn Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Leon
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Kansas City

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Apoyo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced and then get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planning website .

Kansas City, USA to Granada is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City in March, expect Granada to be much hotter, temps between 93°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Apoyo
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach and then stroll through La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur travel route planner.

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Juan del Sur, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

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

1
day
Isla de Ometepe

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip planner .

Traveling by bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Isla de Ometepe can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Nature, #Parks
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

1
day
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), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Little Corn Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Isla de Ometepe to Little Corn Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Little Corn Island are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leon.
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2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Asunción, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan cerro negro. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leon vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Little Corn Island to Leon in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Little Corn Island in March, you will find days in Leon are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Volcan cerro negro ©
Volcan cerro negro
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas

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