9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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9 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Perquin
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
La Union
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Suchitoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Concepcion de Ataco
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
San Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Perquin

Perquin ©
Perquín is a municipality in the Morazán department of El Salvador. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at El Mozote Monument and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perquin road trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Perquin is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Perquin due to the time zone difference. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Union.

Things to do in Perquin

Museums
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Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena ©
Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena
El Mozote Monument ©
El Mozote Monument

1
night
La Union

La Union ©
La Unión is a municipality in the La Unión department of El Salvador.It is the capital city of the Department of its same name. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Espiritu de la Montana, contemplate the geological forces at Conchagua, and then explore the activities along Gulf Of Fonseca.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Union trip app .

You can drive from Perquin to La Union in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in La Union can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Suchitoto.

Things to do in La Union

Parks Nature
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Conchagua ©
Conchagua

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 (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Los Tercios Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Centro Arte Para La Paz, then stop by Casa de la Abuela, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Lucia.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Suchitoto trip planner .

Traveling by car from La Union to Suchitoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from La Union in July: high temperatures in Suchitoto hover around 88°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Concepcion de Ataco.

Things to do in Suchitoto

Parks Nature Museums
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Los Tercios Waterfall ©
Los Tercios Waterfall
Iglesia Santa Lucia ©
Iglesia Santa Lucia
Centro Arte Para La Paz ©
Centro Arte Para La Paz

1
night
Concepcion de Ataco

Concepcion de Ataco ©
Concepción de Ataco is a municipality and city within the Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador. On the 21st (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Gastronomica, don't miss a visit to Parque Central de Juayua, make a trip to Templo del Senor Juayua, then stop by Axul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Concepcion de Ataco day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Suchitoto to Concepcion de Ataco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Suchitoto in July, plan for little chillier days in Concepcion de Ataco, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Concepcion de Ataco

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juayua
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Feria Gastronomica ©
Feria Gastronomica
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria ©
Parque Central de Juayua ©
Parque Central de Juayua

4
nights
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Volcan San Salvador and Hospital Divina Providencia Chapel. When in San Salvador, make a side trip to see Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje in La Libertad, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, delve into the distant past at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Futura.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Salvador trip site .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Concepcion de Ataco to San Salvador in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in San Salvador sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje, Multiplaza
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Volcan San Salvador ©
Volcan San Salvador
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje ©
Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje

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