10 days in Salta, Province of Jujuy & Cafayate Itinerary

10 days in Salta, Province of Jujuy & Cafayate Itinerary

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Salta
— 1 night
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San Salvador de Jujuy
— 1 day
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Purmamarca
— 2 nights
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Humahuaca
— 2 nights
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Cafayate
— 2 nights
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes, don't miss a visit to Calle Balcarce, then steep yourself in history at Convento San Bernardo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fundacion Recrear Arte Colonial.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salta road trip site.

Buenos Aires to Salta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salta, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums

San Salvador de Jujuy

— 1 day
Near the edge of a canyon where northwestern Argentina's lowlands meet forested hills, San Salvador de Jujuy draws both nature lovers and those seeking culturally enriching experiences in a modern urban center.
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Lola Mora, examine the collection at Museo Historico Policial de Jujuy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then make a trip to Plaza Belgrano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico J.G. Lavalle.

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Getting from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in San Salvador de Jujuy can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in San Salvador de Jujuy

Museums · Historic Sites

Purmamarca

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, hike along Paseo de los Colorados, and then explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, then cruise along Abra de Potrerillos (Mirador a 4170msnm), then take in the pleasant sights at Cuesta de Lipan, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Purmamarca route builder site.

Drive from San Salvador de Jujuy to Purmamarca in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Humahuaca

— 2 nights
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Torre de Santa Barbara, then take in the awesome beauty at Serranía de Hornocal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de Humahuaca, then explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de las Senoritas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Folklorico Regional.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Humahuaca travel route builder site.

You can drive from Purmamarca to Humahuaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cafayate

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, then admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Central. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Sapo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cafayate trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Humahuaca to Cafayate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Salta

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, then appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio.

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

You can drive from Cafayate to Salta in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Province of Salta travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Natural History Museums · Landmarks

Province of Jujuy travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Ruins · Landmarks