22 days in El Salvador Itinerary

22 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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22 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Santa Ana
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
San Salvador
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Suchitoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Perquin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
La Union
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

4
nights
Santa Ana

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Discover out-of-the-way places like Izalco Volcano and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Ana side-trips: El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan), Parque Central de Juayua (in Juayua) and Axul (in Concepcion de Ataco). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque, contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano, and take in the awesome beauty at Bosque El Pital.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Ana trip itinerary maker app .

Izmir, Turkey to Santa Ana is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Izmir to Santa Ana. Traveling from Izmir in March, expect Santa Ana to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concepcion de Ataco, Bosque El Pital, Parque Central de Juayua, Lake Coatepeque, El Imposible National Park
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Izalco Volcano ©
Izalco Volcano

9
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Volcan San Salvador and Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascada El Escuco (in Santo Domingo) and El Sunzal (in La Libertad). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron, and explore the engaging exhibits at Tin Marin Children's Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Santa Ana to San Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Tecla, La Libertad, Multiplaza, Cascada El Escuco
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Volcan San Salvador ©
Volcan San Salvador
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje ©
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje

2
nights
Suchitoto

Suchitoto ©
A small colonial municipality in Cuscatlan, El Salvador.Suchitoto is a municipality in the Department of Cuscatlán, El Salvador that has seen continuous human habitation long before Spanish colonization. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Centro Arte Para La Paz, head outdoors with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Los Tercios Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán, and then stop by Casa de la Abuela.

Before you visit Suchitoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from San Salvador to Suchitoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Suchitoto are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Perquin.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Parks Nature Museums
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Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia
Centro Arte Para La Paz ©
Centro Arte Para La Paz

1
night
Perquin

Perquin ©
Perquín is a municipality in the Morazán department of El Salvador. On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at El Mozote Monument and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perquin driving holiday planner .

Getting from Suchitoto to Perquin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Union.

Things to do in Perquin

Museums
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Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena ©
Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena
El Mozote Monument ©
El Mozote Monument

3
nights
La Union

La Union ©
La Unión is a municipality in the La Unión department of El Salvador.It is the capital city of the Department of its same name. On the 19th (Thu), get great views at Mirador Espiritu de la Montana and then contemplate the geological forces at Conchagua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gulf Of Fonseca.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read La Union day trip site .

Getting from Perquin to La Union by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In March in La Union, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Union

Parks Nature
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Conchagua ©
Conchagua

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