6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

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6 days in Nicaragua Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
San Juan del Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Granada
— 1 night
3
Leon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan del Sur day trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to San Juan del Sur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Atlanta to San Juan del Sur, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: high temperatures in San Juan del Sur hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Zipline
Spas & Wellness

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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 4th (Sat): examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada, step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, then see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada day trip planning site .

You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Nature Historic Sites
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
ChocoMuseo Granada ©
ChocoMuseo Granada

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Asunción, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, then kick back and relax at Playa Las Penitas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Juanmarcos Design and then get impressive views of Cerro Negro Volcano.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leon trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Leon are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Museums
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Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©

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