18 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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Fly
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Leon
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan del Sur
— 3 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
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Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Big Corn Island
— 1 night
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Little Corn Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Granada
— 4 nights
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Leon — 3 nights

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.
Leon is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, stop by Artesania de Leon, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Legends and Traditions (Museo de Tradiciones y Leyendas).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Leon trip planner.

Houston, USA to Leon is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Houston in November, with highs in Leon at 89°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Sur.
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San Juan del Sur — 3 nights

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.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Flor Beach Natural Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan del Sur Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur journey planner.

Drive from Leon to San Juan del Sur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.
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Isla de Ometepe — 4 nights

Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Laguna Charco Verde, admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Jesus Maria.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Ometepe day trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe in 3 hours. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Big Corn Island.
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Big Corn Island — 1 night

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Nautilus Corn Island, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Anahata Massage & Yoga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Big Corn Island attractions planner.

You can fly from Isla de Ometepe to Big Corn Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Little Corn Island.
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Little Corn Island — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Little Corn Island attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island. November in Little Corn Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Granada.
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Granada — 4 nights

La Gran Sultana

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Masaya Volcano (in Masaya), Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Mirador de Catarina (in Catarina). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, admire the striking features of Palacio Episcopal, contemplate the waterfront views at Centro de Visitantes Reserva natural Laguna de Apoyo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Islets of Granada.

Planning Granada trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Little Corn Island to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Nicaragua travel guide

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Churches · Volcanos · Specialty Museums
Still emerging as a major tourist destination, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travelers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.
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