9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Santa Ana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Suchitoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Salvador
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Houston

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. On the 18th (Sat), get impressive views of Santa Ana Volcano and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Coatepeque. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Imposible National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Ana online travel route builder .

Houston, USA to Santa Ana is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Houston in January: highs in Santa Ana hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Coatepeque, 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
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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Lucia, then head outdoors with Parque Central Suchitoto, and then explore the activities along Lago Suchitlán.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Suchitoto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Ana to Suchitoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Suchitoto can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Salvador.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia
Lago Suchitlán ©
Lago Suchitlán
Parque Central Suchitoto ©
Parque Central Suchitoto

5
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Take a break from San Salvador with a short trip to El Tunco in La Libertad, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de El Salvador, get great views at Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo), and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman.

Before you visit San Salvador, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Suchitoto to San Salvador by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Tunco
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron

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