10 days in Argentina & Uyuni Itinerary

10 days in Argentina & Uyuni Itinerary

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10 days in Argentina & Uyuni Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
1
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Iruya, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tilcara, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Purmamarca, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cafayate, Argentina
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Senda Andina, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Uyuni is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Iruya.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

1
day
Iruya, Argentina

Iruya ©
Iruya is a small town of population 1,070 in northwestern Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de la Cruz, then get outside with Mirador El Condor, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Iruya.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iruya planner .

Explore your travel options from Uyuni to Iruya with the Route module. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in Iruya

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Mirador El Condor ©
Mirador El Condor
Mirador de la Cruz ©
Mirador de la Cruz

1
night
Tilcara, Argentina

Tilcara ©
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula, take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de Las Senoritas, then admire the sheer force of Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo, and finally delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tilcara travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Iruya to Tilcara in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Tilcara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uquia
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Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo ©
Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
Quebrada de Las Senoritas ©
Quebrada de Las Senoritas

2
nights
Purmamarca, Argentina

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
On the 21st (Fri), hike along Paseo de los Colorados, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Cerro Pollera de la Coya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, and then take some stellar pictures from Cuesta de Lipan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Purmamarca trip app .

Purmamarca is just a short distance from Tilcara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and finally stop by Almandina. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Salta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

1
night
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta and then stroll through Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cafayate vacation planner.

You can drive from Salta to Cafayate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta

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