15 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Start: Mendoza
Drive:  15​h
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Province of Jujuy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cachi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Fiambala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
San Miguel de Tucuman
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Mendoza

2
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 discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, contemplate the waterfront views at Quebrada de San Lorenzo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salta trip builder website .

Mendoza to Salta is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in March, expect nights in Salta to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Quebrada de San Lorenzo
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Horseback Riding Tours
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes

3
nights
Province of Jujuy

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Door to the Andes (Cuesta Del Lipan) and Cultural Center and Museum Pasquini Lopez. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a La Pachamama, look for all kinds of wild species at Municipal Botanical Park Baron Carlos Maria Schuel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Province of Jujuy online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salta to Province of Jujuy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Province of Jujuy are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Recta del Tin Tin, appreciate the views at Valle Encantado, then stop by El Viejo Almacen, then make a trip to Cachi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cachi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Province of Jujuy to Cachi takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Valle Encantado ©
Valle Encantado
Recta del Tin Tin ©
Recta del Tin Tin
Cachi Iglesia ©
Cachi Iglesia

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Estancia De Cafayate and Bodega Domingo Molina. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, and examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

Before you visit Cafayate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cachi to Cafayate by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Fiambala.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos
La Estancia De Cafayate ©
La Estancia De Cafayate

1
night
Fiambala

Fiambala ©
Fiambalá is a town in the department of Tinogasta, located in the west part of Catamarca Province, Argentina. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Hombre, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas de Fiambala, and then get outside with Dunes of Taton.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fiambala road trip planner.

You can drive from Cafayate to Fiambala in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

Things to do in Fiambala

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dunes of Taton ©
Dunes of Taton
Termas de Fiambala ©
Termas de Fiambala
Museo del Hombre ©
Museo del Hombre

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night
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca ©
Surrounded by impressive mountains, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca sits in a scenic valley, on the banks of the Del Valle river.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario Diocesano, then get outside with Cuesta Del Portezuelo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasi di Antofalla.

Plan trip to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Fiambala to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta Del Portezuelo ©
Cuesta Del Portezuelo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman, admire the striking features of Casa de Gobierno de Tucuman, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman, then steep yourself in history at Foto Historica, and finally examine the collection at Museo Miguel Lillo De Ciencias Naturales.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Tucuman trip planner.

Getting from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca to San Miguel de Tucuman by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca in March, plan for little chillier days in San Miguel de Tucuman, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Casa Historica de Tucuman ©
Casa Historica de Tucuman
Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman ©
Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman