7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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


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. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Futura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Nacional de Artesanias.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Salvador travel 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. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in San Salvador at 86°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ahuachapan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
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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).
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), get engrossed in the history at Centro Arte Para La Paz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, then shop like a local with 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.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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El Salvador travel guide

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.