19 days in Argentina Itinerary

19 days in Argentina Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Mendoza
— 3 nights
bus:  16​h 45​min
3
Cafayate
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
San Salvador de Jujuy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Purmamarca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de San Isidro and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Popular historic sites such as Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Parroquia Santiago Apostol are in your itinerary. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar), Reserva Natural Punta Lara (in Ensenada) and Museo de La Plata (in La Plata). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, get outside with Delta El Tigre, examine the collection at Museo River Plate, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Temaiken Biopark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Reserva Natural Urbana, Reserva Natural Punta Lara, Museo de La Plata, Temaiken Biopark
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

3
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Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally make a trip to Antigua Bodega Giol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Templo Sagrado Corazon, then explore and take pictures at El Camino de las 365 Curvas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Villavicencio.

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mendoza when traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Maipu, Las Heras
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Reserva Natural Villavicencio ©
Reserva Natural Villavicencio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Los Castillos, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Ventanas, and then don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, then explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and then examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cafayate online holiday planner .

Getting from Mendoza to Cafayate by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador de Jujuy.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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2
nights
San Salvador de Jujuy

San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Near the edge of a canyon where northwestern Argentina's lowlands meet forested hills, San Salvador de Jujuy draws both nature lovers and those seeking culturally enriching experiences in a modern urban center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Obispado de Jujuy, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then examine the collection at Cultural Center and Museum Pasquini Lopez, and finally admire the majestic nature at Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Fundacion Recrear, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Santa Barbara, take an in-depth tour of Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla del Buen Pastor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Juan Galo Lavalle Historical Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Salvador de Jujuy day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cafayate to San Salvador de Jujuy in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Salvador de Jujuy are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.

Things to do in San Salvador de Jujuy

Museums Nature Parks
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Museo Fundacion Recrear ©
Museo Fundacion Recrear
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paseo de los Colorados and Cuesta de Lipan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salinas Grandes and Cerro Morado. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, take a memorable drive along Abra de Potrerillos (Mirador a 4170msnm), admire the striking features of Cabildo de Purmamarca, and take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Purmamarca travel planner .

You can drive from San Salvador de Jujuy to Purmamarca in 1.5 hours. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salta.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Salinas Grandes
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Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

3
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Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus and Nuestra Senora de la Merced. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Guemes and MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador, identify plant and animal life at Alemania, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Salta vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Salta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tolar Grande
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