Route & dates
10 days in Province of Salta & Province of Jujuy Itinerary
Start: Buenos Aires
Salta— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 30min
Tilcara— 2 nights
Cachi— 2 nights
Drive: 3h 45min
Cafayate— 3 nights
taxi + Fly: 6h 15min
End: Buenos Aires
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Salta the Beautiful
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.Get a sense of the local culture at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta and Virgen de los Tres Cerritos. Get outdoors at Cerro San Bernardo and Cuesta del Obispo. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, make a trip to Plaza Anfiteatro, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Salta trip itinerary planner.
Buenos Aires to Salta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Salta, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tilcara.
Things to do in Salta
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 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors, don't miss a visit to Algarrobo Historico, then delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Cuesta de Lipan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paseo de los Colorados, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Posta de Los Hornillos.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tilcara trip planner.
Getting from Salta to Tilcara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cachi.
Things to do in Tilcara
Purmamarca, Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
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 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cachi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cachi Iglesia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Cardones, and finally stop by El Viejo Almacen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Recta del Tin Tin, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Encantado, then do a tasting at Bodega Puna, and finally examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cachi planner .
Traveling by car from Tilcara to Cachi takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.
Things to do in Cachi
Tuscany of Argentina
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.Visiting Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas and Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and Bodega El Esteco. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo, and do a tasting at Bodega Domingo Molina.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cafayate tour itinerary planning website .
Getting from Cachi to Cafayate by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Cafayate
Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco, Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo
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