11 days in Salta & Province of Jujuy Itinerary

11 days in Salta & Province of Jujuy Itinerary

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11 days in Salta & Province of Jujuy Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  4​h
1
Salta
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tilcara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Salvador de Jujuy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

5
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Guemes and Museo Catedralicio Monsenor Carlos Mariano Perez. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina and Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus. Take a break from Salta with a short trip to Puente del Diablo in La Poma, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de la Merced, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salta online tour planner .

Buenos Aires to Salta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Lorenzo, Horseback Riding Tours, Puente del Diablo, Ojo de Mar
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3
nights
Tilcara

Tilcara ©
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Step out of the city life by going to The Hill of Seven Colors and Cerro Morado. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia San Francisco de Paula and Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima. Get out of town with these interesting Tilcara side-trips: Humahuaca (Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia & Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Cuesta de Lipan, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Waira, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Dr. Eduardo Casanova, and explore the world behind art at Museo Regional de Pintura Jose A Terry.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tilcara online holiday builder .

You can drive from Salta to Tilcara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Tilcara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Purmamarca, Humahuaca, Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
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Iglesia San Francisco de Paula ©
Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
Las Paletas Del Pintor ©
Las Paletas Del Pintor
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

2
nights
San Salvador de Jujuy

San Salvador de Jujuy ©
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 8th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, take an in-depth tour of Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then see the interesting displays at Obispado de Jujuy, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico J.G. Lavalle, and finally examine the collection at Cultural Center and Museum Pasquini Lopez. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santa Teresita, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla del Buen Pastor, see the interesting displays at Museo Tematico Tupac Amaru, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Provincial, then make a trip to Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, and finally examine the collection at Museo y Centro Cultural Culturarte.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador de Jujuy trip planner .

You can drive from Tilcara to San Salvador de Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Salvador de Jujuy

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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