14 days in San Salvador, Antigua & Guatemala City Itinerary

14 days in San Salvador, Antigua & Guatemala City Itinerary

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San Salvador, El Salvador
— 7 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 7 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje and Centro Arte Para La Paz. Step out of the city life by going to Volcan San Salvador and Cinquera Rain Forest Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Salvador: Suchitoto (Iglesia Santa Lucia & Casa de la Abuela), El Sunzal (in La Libertad) and Balance Yoga Center (in El Tunco). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, have fun and explore at Tin Marin Children's Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Word and Image.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador trip planner.

Managua, Nicaragua to San Salvador is an approximately 9-hour car ride. In November, daily temperatures in San Salvador can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Antigua.
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Antigua, Guatemala — 3 nights

The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, then look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios, then examine the collection at Centro Cultural La Azotea, and finally delve into the distant past at La Recoleccion.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antigua trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from San Salvador to Antigua in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Salvador in November, with highs in Antigua at 27°C and lows at 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Guatemala City.
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Guatemala City, Guatemala — 3 nights

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The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Iglesia Yurrita. Iglesia de San Francisco and Palacio Nacional will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, browse the different shops at Zona Portales, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with Maya World Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City road trip site.

Traveling by shuttle from Antigua to Guatemala City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Guatemala City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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