15 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Argentina tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tilcara
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Tucuman
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Amaicha del Valle
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Cachi
— 2 nights
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Salta

— 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, make a trip to Calle Balcarce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salta route builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Salta is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, Salta is much hotter than Montreal - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tilcara.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Tilcara

— 3 nights
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Get out of town with these interesting Tilcara side-trips: Paseo de los Colorados (in Purmamarca), Quebrada de las Senoritas (in Uquia) and Humahuaca (Quebrada de Humahuaca & SerranĂ­a de Hornocal). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors, explore the world behind art at MEC Museo en Los Cerros, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Garganta Del Diablo, and make a trip to Algarrobo Historico.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tilcara day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salta to Tilcara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Tilcara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

San Miguel de Tucuman

— 2 nights

Garden of the Republic

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.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestro Senor del Milagro y San Maron, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Gobierno de Tucuman, then examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman, then do a tasting at Las Arcas De Tolombon, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Rio Noque. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cristo Redentor, walk around Parque Sierra de San Javier, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Valle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Tucuman trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tilcara to San Miguel de Tucuman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in San Miguel de Tucuman sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Amaicha del Valle.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Amaicha del Valle

— 1 night
Amaicha del Valle is usually visited by tourists looking to see the ruins of Quilmes, but the quaint indigenous settlement offers visitors plenty to see and do besides that single attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Tiu Punco, delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and then examine the collection at Museo de la Pachamama.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amaicha del Valle trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Miguel de Tucuman to Amaicha del Valle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Amaicha del Valle

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Cafayate

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cafayate to Angastaco to see Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cafayate road trip website.

You can drive from Amaicha del Valle to Cafayate in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cachi.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cachi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Parque Nacional Los Cardones, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia, and then don't miss a visit to Cachi.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cachi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Cachi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cachi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Northern Argentina travel guide

4.6
Mountains · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Often overlooked, Northern Argentina nevertheless offers tons of possibilities for tourism, all against a backdrop of fertile valleys, rocky canyons, soaring mountains, and tropical jungles. The city of Salta--packed with colonial architecture--serves as a perfect jumping-off point for Northern Argentina tours. Also characteristic of the area is its lively indigenous culture, which enriches your holiday in Northern Argentina with insight into a lifestyle strongly influenced by the not-too-distant Andes.