25 days in Buenos Aires & Northern Argentina Itinerary

25 days in Buenos Aires & Northern Argentina Itinerary

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25 days in Buenos Aires & Northern Argentina Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Salta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Humahuaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Purmamarca
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Cachi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Amaicha del Valle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Termas de Rio Hondo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Miguel de Tucuman
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Buenos Aires

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.
On the 24th (Thu), wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, then shop like a local with Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires visit planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Berlin to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

4
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica Menor San Francisco and Virgen de los Tres Cerritos. Get outdoors at Cerro San Bernardo and Reserva del Huaico. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, take in the dramatic natural features at Alemania, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salta road trip tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Salta in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

San Lorenzo
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Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serranía de Hornocal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de Humahuaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, then explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de Las Senoritas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Humahuaca travel planner .

Traveling by car from Salta to Humahuaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uquia
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Serranía de Hornocal ©
Serranía de Hornocal
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Iglesia San Francisco de Paula ©
Iglesia San Francisco de Paula

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Hill of Seven Colors and Paseo de los Colorados. There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Salinas Grandes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, cruise along Cuesta de Lipan, and explore the striking landscape at Cerro Pollera de la Coya.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Purmamarca visit planner .

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Purmamarca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Salinas Grandes
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Encantado, then explore the ancient world of Parque Nacional Los Cardones, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cuevas de Acsibi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodega Puna, then stop by El Viejo Almacen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia, and finally don't miss a visit to Cachi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cachi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Cachi takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seclantas
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Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Valle Encantado ©
Valle Encantado
Bodega Puna ©
Bodega Puna

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo and Bodega Domingo Molina. Get outdoors at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas and Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, learn about winemaking at Bodega Artesanal Utama, examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cafayate vacation planner.

Drive from Cachi to Cafayate in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amaicha del Valle.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco, Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco ©

1
night
Amaicha del Valle

Amaicha del Valle ©
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.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Pachamama, explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Tiu Punco.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amaicha del Valle using our trip planner.

You can drive from Cafayate to Amaicha del Valle in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Termas de Rio Hondo.

Things to do in Amaicha del Valle

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo de la Pachamama ©
Museo de la Pachamama
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)

1
night
Termas de Rio Hondo

Termas de Rio Hondo ©
Proximity to natural hot springs ensure that Termas de Rio Hondo's tourism sector continues to prosper, providing employment for many residents and bringing in a considerable income for the entire area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get outside with Autódromo Provincial Termas De Rio Hondo, examine the collection at Museo Del Automovil, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Tara Inti.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Termas de Rio Hondo road trip planning app .

Drive from Amaicha del Valle to Termas de Rio Hondo in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Termas de Rio Hondo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Termas de Rio Hondo

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Tara Inti ©
Reserva Natural Tara Inti
Museo Del Automovil ©
Museo Del Automovil

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Reserva Experimental Horco Molle. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Historica de Tucuman and Museo Miguel Lillo De Ciencias Naturales. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman, walk around Parque 9 de Julio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Valle, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Gobierno de Tucuman.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Tucuman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Termas de Rio Hondo to San Miguel de Tucuman takes 1.5 hours. In November in San Miguel de Tucuman, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Valle, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Casa Historica de Tucuman ©
Casa Historica de Tucuman
Parasailing & Paragliding