8 days in Portland & El Salvador Itinerary

8 days in Portland & El Salvador Itinerary

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Portland, United States
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Portland, United States — 4 nights

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center (in Cascade Locks) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, stop by Powell's City of Books, and don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Salvador.
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San Salvador, El Salvador — 3 nights

The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
San Salvador is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia El Rosario, take a tour by water with Pacific Paradise Divers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cinquera Rain Forest Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the San Salvador online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Salvador takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to San Salvador is 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in San Salvador. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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El Salvador travel guide

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National Parks · Churches · Ruins
El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, has plenty of historical and natural attractions to explore on a rich and varied itinerary. The coastal beaches attract surfers and sunbathers, while the main towns showcase colonial and indigenous cultures in their traditions, architecture, cuisine, and historical sites. Tourism in El Salvador has been stuttering for decades, first because of the Salvadoran Civil War, and now because of gang-related activities and a high crime rate. The vast majority of the country, however, remains unspoiled by the narrative that dominates international headlines. Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination, with natural and manmade highlights uncluttered by tourists and overdevelopment, find such a place in El Salvador.
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