9 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

9 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Argentina attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Salta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tilcara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cafayate
— 2 nights
Bus to Cerrillos, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

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Salta

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, then make a trip to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally contemplate the long history of Convento San Bernardo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salta online sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salta is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Salta. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get much warmer in Salta: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Tilcara

— 3 nights
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tilcara: Humahuaca (Serranía de Hornocal & Quebrada de Humahuaca), Purmamarca (Paseo de los Colorados & Cerro El Porito) and Quebrada de las Senoritas (in Uquia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Altura, explore the ancient world of Pucara de Tilcara, and explore the world behind art at MEC Museo en Los Cerros.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tilcara online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salta to Tilcara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Tilcara

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cafayate

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cafayate sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Tilcara to Cafayate takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Northern Argentina travel guide

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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.