39 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

39 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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39 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Bogota
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Ticuantepe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Granada
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Big Corn Island
— 4 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
Little Corn Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
San Juan del Sur
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
El Castillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Esteli
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
Leon
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Bogota

4
days
Ticuantepe

Ticuantepe ©
Ticuantepe is a municipality in the Managua department of Nicaragua with an estimated population of 34,000.EtymologyTicuantepe comes from the Nahuatl language of the first inhabitants of Nicaragua. Step out of the city life by going to Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve and Hervideros de San Jacinto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santiago of Managua Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ticuantepe: Gaia Estate (in Diriamba), Managua (Museo Sitio Huellas de Acahualinca, Centro Comercial Galerias, & more) and Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago (in Jinotepe).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ticuantepe tour itinerary maker .

Bogota, Colombia to Ticuantepe is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Bogota in February, with highs in Ticuantepe at 38°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Ticuantepe

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Managua, Diriamba, Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago
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5
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.
ChocoMuseo and Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Laguna de Apoyo and Zapatera Island. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, ponder the design of Parque Colon de Granada, look for gifts at Soy Nica, and don't miss a visit to Nicaragua Spanish Lessons.

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Traveling by car from Ticuantepe to Granada takes an hour. February in Granada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Corn Island.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya Crafts Market
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Laguna de Apoyo
Laguna de Apoyo
ChocoMuseo ©
ChocoMuseo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

3
days
Big Corn Island

Big Corn Island ©
The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and nautilus corn island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Corn Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Granada to Big Corn Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Granada in February, you will find days in Big Corn Island are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 21st (Wed), you're off toLittle Corn Island.

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nautilus corn island ©
nautilus corn island
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Little Corn Island trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island. In February, daily temperatures in Little Corn Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Isla de Ometepe on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Little Corn Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Isla Ometepe and Volcan Maderas. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, hike along Sendero Pena Inculta, explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, and kick back and relax at Punta Jesus Maria.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Ometepe travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Little Corn Island to Isla de Ometepe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In February in Isla de Ometepe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde
Volcan Concepcion ©
Volcan Concepcion

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve and San Juan del Sur Beach. Take a break from San Juan del Sur with a short trip to O Parks, WildLife and Recreation in El Ostional, about 42 minutes away. On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, get your game on at Surf Ranch Skateboard Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Coco Vacation Rentals.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Castillo.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

O Parks, WildLife and Recreation, Playa el Coco Vacation Rentals
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La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Zipline

3
days
El Castillo

El Castillo ©
Get out of town with these interesting El Castillo side-trips: San Carlos (Iglesia de Mancarron & Zapote Island).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Castillo attractions website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Juan del Sur to El Castillo. You'll set off for Esteli on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in El Castillo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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San Carlos
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Reserva Biologica Indio Maiz ©
Reserva Biologica Indio Maiz

4
days
Esteli

Esteli ©
Sitting up in the north central highlands, Esteli enjoys a fairly mild climate throughout the year.
Get outdoors at Reserva Natural Miraflor and Somoto Canyon Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Esteli: Matagalpa (National Coffee Museum, Matagalpa Spanish School, & more). It doesn't end there: stop by Artesanias La Esquina.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Esteli travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Castillo to Esteli. March in Esteli sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Leon.

Things to do in Esteli

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Matagalpa, Somoto Canyon
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Reserva Natural Miraflor ©
Reserva Natural Miraflor
Escuela de Espanol Colibri ©
Escuela de Espanol Colibri
Artesanias La Esquina ©
Artesanias La Esquina

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Volcan cerro negro and Playa Las Penitas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and Ruins of Leon Viejo. Change things up with a short trip to Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve in Las Penitas (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get impressive views of Telica Volcano.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Leon tour builder .

You can take a bus from Esteli to Leon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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

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