14 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

14 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  29​h
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
San Miguel de Tucuman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Humahuaca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Salvador de Jujuy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cachi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Athens

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Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, and steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent.

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Athens, Greece to Salta is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Salta is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Salta to be colder, temps between 23°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

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San Miguel de Tucuman

San Miguel de Tucuman ©
The commercial hub of an area known for its high production of sugarcane, tobacco, and rice, San Miguel de Tucuman also has a historical claim to fame, having hosted the national congress that declared independence from Spain in 1816.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Valle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, then examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman, and finally examine the collection at Museo Miguel Lillo De Ciencias Naturales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Casa Belgraniana Solar Historico, admire the striking features of Edificio del Correo, then make a trip to Plaza de la Fundacion, then stroll through Sendero del Funicular, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserva Experimental Horco Molle.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Tucuman trip planning website .

Getting from Salta to San Miguel de Tucuman by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in July, San Miguel de Tucuman is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yerba Buena, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Sendero del Funicular ©
Sendero del Funicular
Casa Historica de Tucuman ©
Casa Historica de Tucuman

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), then examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, make a trip to Mirador Cerro Santa Teresita, don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then explore the striking landscape at Los Castillos, and finally stop by Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal.

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You can drive from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cafayate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal, Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Highlights from your plan
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)

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Humahuaca

Humahuaca ©
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 15th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, explore the ancient world of Quebrada de Humahuaca, then take in the awesome beauty at Serranias Del Hornocal, and finally examine the collection at Museo Folklorico Regional.

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Drive from Cafayate to Humahuaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
SerranĂ­a de Hornocal ©
SerranĂ­a de Hornocal
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Museo Folklorico Regional ©
Museo Folklorico Regional

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Purmamarca

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 16th (Tue), hike along Paseo de los Colorados, cruise along Cuesta de Lipan, look for gifts at Tejidos Llama Negra, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Hill of Seven Colors, and finally make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Purmamarca online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Purmamarca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Cultural Center and Museum Pasquini Lopez, make a trip to Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, examine the collection at Museo Historico Policial de Jujuy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then pause for some photo ops at Lola Mora, and finally admire the majestic nature at Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Salvador de Jujuy trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to San Salvador de Jujuy takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in San Salvador de Jujuy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cachi.

Things to do in San Salvador de Jujuy

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy ©
Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

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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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Cardones, then explore the striking landscape at Cuevas de Acsibi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cachi trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Salvador de Jujuy to Cachi takes 5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seclantas
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Cachi ©
Cachi
Cachi Iglesia ©
Cachi Iglesia