16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Salvador
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Santa Ana
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Suchitoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Perquin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
La Union
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

6
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Do your shopping at Multiplaza and Plaza Futura. Visit El Sunzal and El Tunco for some beach relaxation. Step out of San Salvador with an excursion to Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje in La Libertad--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Ceiba de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and get great views at Mirador Municipal Jose Antonio Rodriguez Porth.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Salvador route app .

Stockholm, Sweden to San Salvador is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, San Salvador is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Santa Ana.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

La Libertad, Multiplaza
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
El Sunzal ©
El Sunzal
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje ©
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje

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. Visiting El Imposible National Park and Izalco Volcano will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Santa Ana Cathedral and Tazumal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Ana: Concepcion de Ataco (Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria & Axul) and Feria Gastronomica (in Juayua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Ana road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Ana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concepcion de Ataco, Tazumal, Lake Coatepeque, Feria Gastronomica, El Imposible National Park
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Izalco Volcano ©
Izalco Volcano

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. On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Centro Arte Para La Paz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia, and then stop by Casa de la Abuela. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Los Tercios Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Suchitoto trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Santa Ana to Suchitoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Suchitoto sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perquin.

Things to do in Suchitoto

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

1
night
Perquin

Perquin ©
Perquín is a municipality in the Morazán department of El Salvador. On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at El Mozote Monument and then learn about all things military at Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Perquin trip maker website .

Getting from Suchitoto to Perquin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gulf Of Fonseca and then get impressive views of Conchagua.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Union trip planner .

Traveling by car from Perquin to La Union takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in La Union can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Union

Parks Nature
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Conchagua ©
Conchagua