11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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11 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Bogota
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Leon
— 3 nights
shuttle + 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
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Bogota

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Museo de la Revolucion. Step out of Leon with an excursion to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and get impressive views of Volcan cerro negro.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leon trip itinerary builder .

Bogota, Colombia to Leon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Leon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bogota in February, expect Leon to be much warmer, temps between 40°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Leon

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Side Trip

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

1
day
Big Corn Island

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
On the 12th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Big Corn Island trip website .

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. When traveling from Leon in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Corn Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Little Corn Island.

Things to do in Big Corn Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Corn Island trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Little Corn Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, and then examine the collection at ChocoMuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna de Apoyo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, then head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Granada route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Little Corn Island to Granada in 4 hours. While traveling from Little Corn Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 25°C. 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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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur trip 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 little chillier days and about the same nights in San Juan del Sur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©

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