8 days in Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salta Itinerary

8 days in Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salta Itinerary

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8 days in Cafayate, Humahuaca & Salta Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
1
Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Humahuaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, see the interesting displays at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, then delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Central.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cafayate is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Cafayate

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Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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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) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)

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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Pollera de la Coya and then cruise along Quebrada de Humahuaca. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serranía de Hornocal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Folklorico Regional.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Humahuaca online trip maker .

Drive from Cafayate to Humahuaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerro Pollera de la Coya
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Serranía de Hornocal ©
Serranía de Hornocal
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Museo Folklorico Regional ©
Museo Folklorico Regional

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, and make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salta travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo

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