21 days in Cuyo Itinerary

21 days in Cuyo Itinerary

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21 days in Cuyo Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Province of La Rioja
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Agustin del Valle Fertil
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Merlo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Mendoza
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tupungato
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Malargue
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
San Rafael
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

3
nights
Province of La Rioja

Province of La Rioja ©
La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Talampaya. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Resarva Provincial Laguna Brava, explore the activities along Dique Los Sauces, walk around Parque de la Ciudad, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada de Olta.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Province of La Rioja road trip planning site .

Buenos Aires to Province of La Rioja is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Agustin del Valle Fertil.

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Talampaya ©
Parque Nacional Talampaya
Parque de la Ciudad ©
Parque de la Ciudad
Dique Los Sauces ©
Dique Los Sauces

1
night
San Agustin del Valle Fertil

San Agustin del Valle Fertil ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Provincial Ischigualasto Park and then engage your brain at Museo Piedras del Mundo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Agustin del Valle Fertil trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Province of La Rioja to San Agustin del Valle Fertil takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Merlo.

Things to do in San Agustin del Valle Fertil

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Provincial Ischigualasto Park ©
Provincial Ischigualasto Park
Museo Piedras del Mundo ©
Museo Piedras del Mundo

3
nights
Merlo

Merlo ©
Offering a gentle climate in an area otherwise known for its dry conditions, Merlo has become one of Argentina's increasingly popular destinations among active vacationers.
Merlo is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, casinos, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Sol, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural de Merlo, stroll around Yucat Parque Tematico, and do a tasting at Vinedo Fraterno.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Merlo journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Agustin del Valle Fertil to Merlo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in Merlo

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pasos Malos, Circuito de Merlo ©
Pasos Malos, Circuito de Merlo
Mirador del Sol ©
Mirador del Sol

5
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, walk around Parque General San Martin, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip planner .

Getting from Merlo to Mendoza by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tupungato.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Bodega La Rural, Casa El Enemigo
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

2
nights
Tupungato

Tupungato ©
Tupungato, one of the highest mountains in the Americas, is a massive Andean stratovolcano dating to Pleistocene times. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): do a tasting at Masi Tupungato, do a tasting at Bodegas Salentein, and then appreciate the views at Valle de Uco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio del Cristo Orante, head outdoors with La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, and then do a tasting at O. Fournier.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tupungato trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mendoza to Tupungato takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Malargue.

Things to do in Tupungato

Wineries Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bodegas Salentein, O. Fournier
Highlights from your plan
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
O. Fournier ©
O. Fournier
Masi Tupungato ©
Masi Tupungato

2
nights
Malargue

Malargue ©
A city of 23,000, Malargue has a reputation as a base for adventure tourism and regional exploration.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pierre Auger Observatory, then Head underground at Caverna de Las Brujas, and then head outdoors with TURCARA AVENTURAS. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Provincial La Payunia.

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You can drive from Tupungato to Malargue in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Malargue

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Caverna de Las Brujas ©
Caverna de Las Brujas
Turcara Aventuras ©
Turcara Aventuras
Reserva Provincial La Payunia ©
Reserva Provincial La Payunia

4
nights
San Rafael

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
San Rafael is known for nature, wineries, parks, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Canon del Atuel, see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laberinto de Borges, and head outdoors with Oceanica Diving.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Rafael itinerary planner .

Getting from Malargue to San Rafael by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in San Rafael sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande