9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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9 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Isla de Ometepe
— 1 night
ferry + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Leon
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Red Deer

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Laguna de Apoyo, then step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then stop by Soy Nica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, and then get impressive views of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary planner .

Red Deer, Canada to Granada is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Red Deer to Granada. Traveling from Red Deer in May, expect Granada to be much warmer, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Granada

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

1
night
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 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Juan del Sur trip planner .

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan del Sur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Isla de Ometepe.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
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1
night
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 (Sat), explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Ometepe driving holiday app .

You can take a bus from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Ometepe are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Leon.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

2
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 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas), and then get impressive views of Volcan cerro negro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church The Recollection.

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You can take a shuttle from Isla de Ometepe to Leon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Leon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

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Volcan cerro negro ©
Volcan cerro negro
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©

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