15 days in El Salvador Itinerary

15 days in El Salvador Itinerary

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15 days in El Salvador Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  16​h
Perquin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
La Union
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Ahuachapan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Santa Ana
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Salvador
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Chicago

1
day
Perquin

Perquin ©
Perquín is a municipality in the Morazán department of El Salvador. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at El Mozote Monument and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo de la Revolucion Salvadorena.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perquin trip planning site .

Chicago, USA to Perquin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Perquin to be much warmer, temps between 86°F and 63°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Union.

Things to do in Perquin

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

1
day
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 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Gulf of Fonseca.

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You can drive from Perquin to La Union in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In February, La Union is somewhat warmer than Perquin - with highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ahuachapan.

Things to do in La Union

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Gulf of Fonseca ©
Gulf of Fonseca
Volcan de Conchagua ©
Volcan de Conchagua

2
days
Ahuachapan

Ahuachapan ©
Ahuachapán is a city and municipality and the capital of the Ahuachapán Department in western El Salvador. On the 11th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Imposible National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria, then admire the sheer force of Chorros de la Calera, and then make a trip to Templo del Senor Juayua.

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Drive from La Union to Ahuachapan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Ahuachapan

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Side Trips

Juayua, Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria
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El Imposible National Park ©
El Imposible National Park
Chorros de la Calera ©
Chorros de la Calera
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria ©

3
days
Santa Ana

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the second largest city in El Salvador, located 64 kilometers northwest of San Salvador, the capital city. Visiting Lake Coatepeque and National Park Cerro Verde will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tazumal and Santa Ana Cathedral. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Santa Ana Volcano and examine the collection at Museo Regional de Occidente.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Ana trip planning tool .

Getting from Ahuachapan to Santa Ana by car takes about an hour. February in Santa Ana sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Santa Ana

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Lake Coatepeque, Tazumal
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Lake Coatepeque ©
Lake Coatepeque
Santa Ana Volcano ©
Santa Ana Volcano
National Park Cerro Verde ©
National Park Cerro Verde

5
days
San Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park and Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzman are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Plaza Futura and Mercado Nacional de Artesanias. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Salvador: La Libertad (El Tunco & Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional El Boqueron. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, see the interesting displays at Centro Monsenor Romero, and get impressive views of Volcan San Salvador.

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Traveling by car from Santa Ana to San Salvador takes an hour. In February in San Salvador, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador

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La Libertad
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Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
El Tunco ©
El Tunco
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

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