16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Salvador journey planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
San Miguel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Suchitoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Ana
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
San Salvador
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Miguel

San Miguel ©
San Miguel is a city in eastern El Salvador. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Conchagua and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Olomega. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Paz and then make a trip to Old Downtown.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Miguel trip builder tool .

New York City, USA to San Miguel is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Miguel. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for warmer days in San Miguel, with highs around 91°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in San Miguel

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Conchagua
Highlights from your plan
Conchagua ©
Conchagua
Old Downtown ©
Old Downtown
Laguna Olomega ©
Laguna Olomega

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 (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia, then head outdoors with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Centro Arte Para La Paz, then admire the sheer force of Los Tercios Waterfall, and then stop by Casa de la Abuela.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Suchitoto trip planner .

You can drive from San Miguel to Suchitoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Miguel in October: highs in Suchitoto hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Los Tercios Waterfall ©
Los Tercios Waterfall
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Ana: Axul (in Concepcion de Ataco) and El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at National Park Cerro Verde. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque, explore the ancient world of Tazumal, and get impressive views of Izalco Volcano.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Ana online travel route planner .

Drive from Suchitoto to Santa Ana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Santa Ana sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Imposible National Park, Axul, Tazumal, Lake Coatepeque
Highlights from your plan
Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Tazumal ©
Tazumal

7
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
When in San Salvador, make a side trip to see El Tunco in La Libertad, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Salvador trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Santa Ana to San Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Tunco
Highlights from your plan
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron