28 days in El Salvador Itinerary

28 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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28 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
San Miguel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Suchitoto
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Santa Ana
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
San Salvador
— 11 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
San Miguel

San Miguel ©
San Miguel is a city in eastern El Salvador. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Miguel: Playa Las Flores (in El Cuco), La Union (Gulf Of Fonseca, Mirador Espiritu de la Montana, & more) and Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena (in Perquin). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Paz, look for gifts at Metrocentro San Miguel, and explore the activities along Laguna Olomega.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel trip builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Miguel is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to San Miguel due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in February, with highs in San Miguel at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Suchitoto.

Things to do in San Miguel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Union, Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena, Playa Las Flores
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Conchagua ©
Conchagua
Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena ©

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Suchitoto: Bosque El Pital (in Chalatenango Department) and San Vicente (Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar & Torre de San Vicente). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia, head outdoors with Parque Central Suchitoto, and get engrossed in the history at Centro Arte Para La Paz.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Suchitoto tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Miguel to Suchitoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Suchitoto: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toSanta Ana.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Vicente, Bosque El Pital
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Centro Arte Para La Paz ©
Centro Arte Para La Paz
Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Axul (in Concepcion de Ataco), Chorros de la Calera (in Juayua) and El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at National Park Cerro Verde. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Ana Cathedral, get impressive views of Izalco Volcano, and walk around Montecristo National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Ana trip planner .

Drive from Suchitoto to Santa Ana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Santa Ana can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montecristo National Park, Lake Coatepeque, Axul, Chorros de la Calera, El Imposible National Park
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Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park

11
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Salvador: El Tunco (in La Libertad) and Atami Escape Resort (in Tamanique). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, get a taste of the local shopping with Plaza Futura, delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Salvador.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Salvador online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Santa Ana to San Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in San Salvador are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atami Escape Resort, Playa El Tunco
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron

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