10 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

10 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Start: Gulfport
Fly:  22​h
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tilcara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cachi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Gulfport

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Get some cultural insight at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta and Iglesia San Francisco. Get outdoors at Cerro San Bernardo and Cuesta del Obispo. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, stop by EL Churqui, and examine the collection at Salta Cabildo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip builder .

Gulfport, USA to Salta is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gulfport in December, with highs in Salta at 83°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Didactico de la Gesta Guemesiana y Gaucha
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo

1
night
Tilcara

Tilcara ©
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, and finally delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tilcara trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Salta to Tilcara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Tilcara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Purmamarca
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
Cerro Morado ©
Cerro Morado

3
nights
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Bodega Domingo Molina and Bodega Finca Las Nubes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas and La Estancia De Cafayate will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cafayate to Amaicha del Valle to see Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta and learn about winemaking at Estancia Los Cardones.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cafayate trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Tilcara to Cafayate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cachi.

Things to do in Cafayate

Wineries Parks Golf

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)

1
night
Cachi

Cachi ©
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bodega Puna, explore the ancient world of Parque Nacional Los Cardones, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Encantado.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cachi road trip planner.

You can drive from Cafayate to Cachi in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cachi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Bodega Puna ©
Bodega Puna
Valle Encantado ©
Valle Encantado