13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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13 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Leon
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna de Apoyo and Islets of Granada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de La Merced and Mi Museo. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral San Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of Guadalupe Church, and explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Granada online travel route planner .

Toronto, Canada to Granada is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Granada is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Granada at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) 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
Apoyo
Apoyo
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve

2
nights
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.
Relax by the water at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and San Juan del Sur Beach. Get in touch with nature at Macua Tours & Travel and Marsella Valley Nature Center. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Coco Vacation Rentals, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and get outside with Da' Flying Frog Extreme Adventure.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Juan del Sur online road trip planner .

You can drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Juan del Sur: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
Macua Tours & Travel ©
Macua Tours & Travel
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum El Ceibo and Museo Ometepe. Explore hidden gems such as Punta Jesus Maria and Rio Istian. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, ponder the design of Ojo de Agua, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Rio Istian ©
Rio Istian
Museum El Ceibo ©
Museum El Ceibo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Poneloya and then identify plant and animal life at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Ruben Dario, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, then contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leon route planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Leon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Isla de Ometepe in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Telica Volcano ©
Telica Volcano
Playa Poneloya ©
Playa Poneloya

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