31 days in El Salvador & Turkmenistan Itinerary

31 days in El Salvador & Turkmenistan Itinerary

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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 8 nights
Drive
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Drive
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Suchitoto, El Salvador
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive to Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, Fly to Ashgabat International Airport
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 4 nights
Fly to Dashoguz, Taxi to Kunya-Urgench
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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darvaza, Turkmenistan
— 4 nights
Drive to Ashgabat International Airport, Fly to Lynden Pindling International Airport

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San Salvador, El Salvador

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa El Tunco (in El Tunco), Walter Thilo Deininger National Park (in La Libertad) and San Andres (in Santa Tecla). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional El Boqueron.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the San Salvador road trip planning tool.

Nassau, Bahamas to San Salvador is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nassau to San Salvador due to the time zone difference. In May in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Ana.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 9:

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Santa Ana, El Salvador

Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Explore Santa Ana's surroundings by going to El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan) and Axul (in Concepcion de Ataco). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque, get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano, and delve into the distant past at Tazumal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Ana trip planner.

Getting from San Salvador to Santa Ana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Ana can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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Suchitoto, El Salvador

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suchitoto: Cascada El Escuco (in Santo Domingo) and San Vicente (Torre de San Vicente & Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán, take in the dramatic scenery at Los Tercios Waterfall, and stop by Casa de la Abuela.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Suchitoto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Ana to Suchitoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Miguel.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

2
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San Miguel, El Salvador

San Miguel is a city in eastern El Salvador. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Gulf Of Fonseca and then get impressive views of Conchagua. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Paz and then make a trip to Old Downtown.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Suchitoto to San Miguel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Suchitoto in May; daily highs in San Miguel reach 40°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in San Miguel

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ashgabat day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Miguel to Ashgabat. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. While traveling from San Miguel, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

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Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan

Konye-Urgench, also known as Kunya-Urgench, Old Urgench or Urganj, is a municipality of about 30,000 inhabitants in north Turkmenistan, just south from its border with Uzbekistan. Kunya-Urgench is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kutlug Timur Minaret, explore the ancient world of Kyrk Molla, and make a trip to Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kunya-Urgench route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ashgabat to Kunya-Urgench in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ashgabat in May, with highs in Kunya-Urgench at 35°C and lows at 18°C. You will leave for Darvaza on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Darvaza is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater and don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darvaza road trip site.

You can drive from Kunya-Urgench to Darvaza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Darvaza

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

El Salvador travel guide

4.3
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.

Turkmenistan travel guide

3.8
Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.