León is situated north of Managua. The distance is around 83 km. Until 1855 it was the capital of Nicaragua. León has 180,000 inhabitants, is located at 110 meters above sea level and has the oldest university in Latin America.
Your trip from Granada to León: Spend one day in Managua. Then travel further to León visit the many churches, Parque Central and the Cathedral and spend the night. Finish your visit with a trip to the beach Las Penitas.