7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Salvador attractions planner

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Fly
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San Salvador
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ahuachapan
Drive
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Suchitoto
— 1 night
Drive to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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San Salvador

— 3 nights
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia El Rosario and Monseñor Romero Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman and Museum of the Word and Image. Take a break from San Salvador with a short trip to Playa El Tunco in El Tunco, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and get a taste of the local shopping with Plaza Futura.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Salvador road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to San Salvador is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to San Salvador, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in San Salvador hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ahuachapan.

Things to do in San Salvador

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Ahuachapan

Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ahuachapan sightseeing planning app.

Getting from San Salvador to Ahuachapan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Ahuachapan, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will leave for Suchitoto on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Ahuachapan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas
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Suchitoto

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Centro Arte Para La Paz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, then look for gifts at Casa de la Abuela, then see the interesting displays at Museum of 1000 plates and more, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Suchitoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ahuachapan to Suchitoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Suchitoto are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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El Salvador travel guide

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National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.