6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

San Jose
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Masaya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Leon
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
San Jose

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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): head off the coast to Islets of Granada and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada holiday site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Granada is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in March, things will get a bit warmer in Granada: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Masaya.

Things to do in Granada

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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve

2
days
Masaya

Masaya ©
Quickly accessible from both Managua and Granada, culturally rich Masaya remains one of the best places to visit if you're looking to purchase authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of El Coyotepe Fortress, then get great views at Mirador de Catarina, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hervideros de San Jacinto, and finally look for gifts at Masaya Crafts Market. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoologico Nacional and then get a new perspective on nature at Volcán Masaya National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Masaya trip builder .

Masaya is very close to Granada. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Masaya

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Side Trips

Zoologico Nacional, Hervideros de San Jacinto, Mirador de Catarina
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Hervideros de San Jacinto ©
Hervideros de San Jacinto
Masaya Crafts Market ©
Masaya Crafts Market
Mirador de Catarina ©
Mirador de Catarina

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Asunción.

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You can drive from Masaya to Leon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Leon are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

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Museo de la Revolucion ©
Museo de la Revolucion
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

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