19 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

19 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Purmamarca, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Cachi, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
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 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then 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 finally contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos and then take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Salta trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Salta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Salta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in October, expect nights in Salta to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo

2
nights
Purmamarca, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado, then take a memorable drive along Abra de Potrerillos (Mirador a 4170msnm), then take in the pleasant sights at Cuesta de Lipan, and finally stroll through Paseo de los Colorados. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, make a trip to Algarrobo Historico, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then get a sense of history and politics at Cabildo de Purmamarca, then stop by Tejidos Llama Negra, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors.

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Getting from Salta to Purmamarca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Purmamarca

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

1
night
Cachi, Argentina

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 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Parque Nacional Los Cardones, do a tasting at Bodega Puna, and then make a trip to Cachi.

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Drive from Purmamarca to Cachi in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Cachi ©
Cachi
Bodega Puna ©
Bodega Puna

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

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 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and finally look for gifts at Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, then get great views at Mirador Cerro Santa Teresita, then explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cafayate visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cachi to Cafayate takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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) ©

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

1
night
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia tour website .

You can fly from Santiago to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate journey maker site .

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires driving holiday planner .

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in November, plan for much warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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