17 days in El Salvador Itinerary

17 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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17 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Santa Ana
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Metapan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Suchitoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Salvador
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Ana: El Imposible National Park (in Ahuachapan), Axul (in Concepcion de Ataco) and Chorros de la Calera (in Juayua). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at National Park Cerro Verde. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque, get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bosque El Pital.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Ana trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Santa Ana is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Santa Ana sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Metapan.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Chorros de la Calera, Axul, Lake Coatepeque, Bosque El Pital, El Imposible National Park
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Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park

1
night
Metapan

Metapan ©
Metapán is a municipality in the Santa Ana department of El Salvador.GeographyThe city of Metapán, next to the San Jose River, at 470 meters of height, is located at 46 kilometers to the north of Santa Ana city, joined together by a paved highway. On the 31st (Fri), walk around Montecristo National Park and then laugh and play at Apuzunga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Metapan trip maker tool .

Drive from Santa Ana to Metapan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Metapan, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Metapan

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Montecristo National Park ©
Montecristo National Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Centro Arte Para La Paz, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Suchitlán, and then stop by Casa de la Abuela. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Los Tercios Waterfall, then get outside with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Suchitoto online trip planner .

You can drive from Metapan to Suchitoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Suchitoto can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Salvador.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Los Tercios Waterfall ©
Los Tercios Waterfall
Parque Central Suchitoto ©
Parque Central Suchitoto

8
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kids will enjoy El Tunco and Tin Marin Children's Museum. Step out of San Salvador with an excursion to El Sunzal in La Libertad--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional El Boqueron, delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Salvador holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Suchitoto to San Salvador takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Salvador are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

La Libertad
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Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
El Tunco ©
El Tunco
Cinquera Rain Forest Park ©
Cinquera Rain Forest Park

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