8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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

1
day
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 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Leon trip builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Leon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Leon is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Leon reach 41°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Isla de Ometepe.

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Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Charco Verde and then ponder the design of Ojo de Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum El Ceibo, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Jesus Maria, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe.

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Getting from Leon to Isla de Ometepe by shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Leon in March, plan for little chillier days in Isla de Ometepe, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Punta Jesus Maria ©
Punta Jesus Maria
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Juan del Sur online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in San Juan del Sur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

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

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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Soy Nica, head off the coast to Islets of Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Mombacho Cigars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, then contemplate the geological forces at Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, and then explore the activities along Laguna de Apoyo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Granada road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Juan del Sur to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Granada

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Laguna de 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

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