31 days in Nicaragua & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

31 days in Nicaragua & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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31 days in Nicaragua & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Granada, Nicaragua
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Leon, Nicaragua
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
5
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
7
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

2
nights
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

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.
Isla de Ometepe is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Ojo de Agua, get impressive views of Volcan Concepcion, admire the sheer force of Cascada de San Ramon, and examine the collection at Museo Ometepe.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Isla de Ometepe trip itinerary builder site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Isla de Ometepe is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nassau to Isla de Ometepe due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan del Sur.

Things to do in Isla de Ometepe

Parks Nature Museums
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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua
Laguna Charco Verde ©
Laguna Charco Verde

3
nights
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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.
San Juan del Sur is known for adventure, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at San Juan del Sur Beach, head outdoors with Costa Dulce Beach, make a trip to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan del Sur trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in San Juan del Sur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve ©
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve

4
nights
Granada, Nicaragua

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Apoyo (in La Laguna de Apoyo) and Masaya (Volcán Masaya National Park & Masaya Volcano). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Islets of Granada, stop by Masaya Crafts Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Xalteva, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Granada.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Masaya
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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Mombacho ©
Mombacho
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

5
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

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.
Step out of Leon to go to Las Penitas and see Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano, stroll through Playa Las Penitas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leon vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Leon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Leon are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Cerro Negro Volcano ©
Cerro Negro Volcano
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©

5
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Step out of Bishkek to go to Tokmok and see Burana Tower, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, stroll around Panfilov Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bishkek holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leon to Bishkek. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Kirgizstan Time is 12 hours. Traveling from Leon in March, expect Bishkek to be colder, temps between 18°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

4
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Abandoned Pension Utyos in Kaji-Say (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, and admire the majestic nature at Karakol Peak.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karakol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Abandoned Pension Utyos
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

2
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Osh is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, make a trip to Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy, appreciate the views at Alay Valley, and head outdoors with Kyrgyz Ata National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osh online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Karakol to Osh takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Trails
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park

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