8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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8 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Leon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Juan del Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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.
Attractions like Playa Las Penitas and Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas) make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de la Asunción and Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcan cerro negro, kick back and relax at Playa Poneloya, pause for some serene contemplation at Church The Recollection, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon travel route site .

Orlando, USA to Leon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Leon is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Leon dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Leon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Volcan cerro negro ©
Volcan cerro negro
Playa Las Penitas ©
Playa Las Penitas

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.

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

You can drive from Leon to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Apoyo, look for gifts at Galeria Mi Camara Mi Mundo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, then head off the coast to Islets of Granada, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Granada day 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 October in Granada, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apoyo
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Apoyo
Apoyo
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve ©
Mombacho Volcano National Preserve

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