7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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7 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Santa Ana
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
San Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano and then explore the activities along Lake Coatepeque. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of El Imposible National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Ana trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Santa Ana is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Santa Ana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Ana: highs are around 85°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Parks Nature

Side Trips

El Imposible National Park, Lake Coatepeque
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Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano

4
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico La Laguna, and see the interesting displays at Monseñor Romero Center.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador route planner.

Take a bus from Santa Ana to San Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in San Salvador are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron