21 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

21 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nicaragua journey planner
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— 4 nights
San Juan del Sur
— 4 nights
Bus to San Jorge, Ferry to Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe
— 4 nights
Big Corn Island
— 1 night
Little Corn Island
— 1 night
— 5 nights


Leon — 4 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.
Step out of Leon to go to Las Penitas and see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Leon online road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Leon is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Leon, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, things will get a bit warmer in Leon: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

San Juan del Sur — 4 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: stroll through San Juan del Sur Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Pranamaya Yoga & Thai Massage Studio Playa Maderas, get outside with Costa Dulce Beach, and make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Leon to San Juan del Sur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Ometepe.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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, step off the mainland to explore Isla Ometepe, find something for the whole family at Chico Largo Adventure, and ponder the design of Ojo de Agua.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Juan del Sur to Isla de Ometepe takes 3 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Big Corn Island.
Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Big Corn Island — 1 night

The larger of the two islands, Big Corn Island offers a laid-back atmosphere and tropical island scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Nautilus Corn Island, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then get reinvigorated at Anahata Massage & Yoga.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Big Corn Island trip planner.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to Big Corn Island by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Little Corn Island.
Tours · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Little Corn Island — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Little Corn Island trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Big Corn Island to Little Corn Island with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Managua.
Tours · Spas · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Managua — 5 nights

Bride of Xolotlan

Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Managua: Granada (Old Railway Station, Iglesia de La Merced, &more), Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago (in Jinotepe) and Masaya Volcano (in Masaya). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Apoyo, don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Volcano Divers Nicaragua.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Managua itinerary maker site.

Fly from Little Corn Island to Managua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Nicaragua travel guide

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.