12 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Argentina Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  21​h
Salta
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Province of Jujuy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cachi
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Toronto

2
days
Salta

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then take in the dramatic natural features at Anfiteatro Natural, then don't miss a visit to Calle Balcarce, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Leguizamon.

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Toronto, Canada to Salta is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Salta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: highs in Salta hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Province of Jujuy.

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Cathedral of Salta
Iglesia San Francisco

3
days
Province of Jujuy

Step out of the city life by going to The Hill of Seven Colors and Paseo de los Colorados. Get some historical perspective at Pucara de Tilcara and Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy. Get out of town with these interesting Province of Jujuy side-trips: Purmamarca (Plaza 9 de Julio, Algarrobo Historico, & more) and Quebrada de Humahuaca (in Humahuaca).

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You can take a bus from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. April in Province of Jujuy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

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The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara
Quebrada de Humahuaca

2
days
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 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, then make a trip to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del rio colorado, and then make a trip to Plaza Central.

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Drive from Province of Jujuy to Cafayate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Cafayate

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Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco
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La Garganta del Diablo

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Cardones. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz, then don't miss a visit to Cachi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega El Molino de Cachi Winery.

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You can drive from Cafayate to Cachi in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cachi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cachi

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Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Cachi Iglesia
Cachi