Enjoy Argentina at any moment of the year – Where to Go in Autumn.

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Autumn in Argentina runs from April to June, so it is the perfect time to visit and catch the last sunny days of summer and avoid the peak season in many destinations. There is plenty to do all over the country for anyone planning to come to Argentina in autumn, so here, I will take you on our tour through Argentina's selected destinations and experiences for this time of the year.

Want to know which they are? I’ll tell you everything about them is our suggested Argentina itinerary for this Autumn.

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The north of Argentina Salta and Jujuy province in Autumn

Starting in the north of Argentina, we’ll make our first stop in the Provinces of Salta and Jujuy, where the highlighted spots are the city of Salta, the Famous “Quebrada de Humahuaca”, the “Valles Calchaquíes” and Cafayate wine region. The north of Argentina has managed to retain a very indigenous character both in terms of looks and traditions. Here, you’ll be able to experience the culture of the Andes and of the Quechua, and for the foodies out there, you will try food that is different from the typical Argentine flavors.

Salta “ La Linda”

Known as La Linda “the beautiful” the city of Salta was founded in 1582 and has since then retained its colonial charm, full of stunning architecture it is worth savoring the city itself!

The lovely San Francisco church in the historic center . 📸@visitsalta

The charm of Salta lies in the mixture of its colonial architecture in its historic center, with its narrow streets and balconies of Hispanic style.

Walking around the historic center, with each building travels part of the history of Salta in different architectural styles . 📸@zealdvisitsalta

One of the beautiful churches you will find in Salta. 📍Iglesia Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria de La Viña. Does it look like a painting? Salta has something that surprises you in every corner . 📸@visitsalta

From Salta to Purmamarca by San Antonio de Los Cobres, Route 40 & Big Salt Lakes

After visiting Salta, our journey continues by traveling the path parallel to the railway of the famous Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), through the Quebrada del Toro, climbing up to 4,000 meters (13,000 ft.) above mean sea level, to reach San Antonio de Los Cobres, a beautiful town frozen in time.

The Tren a las Nubes ( Train to the Clouds) reaches its peak of 4,200 meters above sea level at La Polvorilla Viaduct. . 📸@visitsalta

Quebrada de Humahuaca: Argentina’s Rainbow Valley

The trip continues along route 40 reaching Purmamarca and its Cerro de Los Siete Colores (Seven Color Mountain) where we will spend the night.

The Humahuaca Gorge (Quebrada de Huamaca) region which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 is a mixture of landscapes, history, and culture unique in the world. Inca towns, in the middle of the Puna, multicolored hills, music, and traditional dishes await.

El Hornocal, Hill of the 14 colors. It looks like a painter’s picture but it is surprisingly real. – Jujuy, Argentina 🇦🇷 . 📸@mireia_colome

Cafayate Wine, Valles Calchaquies in Autumn

Our trip continues to the town of El Cafayate, in the central zone of the Valles Calchaquíes. The lovely road that takes you to Cafayate from Salta is a real highlight in itself.

Peculiar geography carved by the winds and the sun. Surprising rock formations and multicolored hills, adobe and straw villages that invite the traveler to return to ancient times.

On a tour along the Río de las Conchas we’ll appreciate different landforms in the mountains due to erosion over the years. Its origins date back to more than sixty million years ago!

The beauty of the Salta landscapes will surprise you! ♥ ️ . 📸@visitsalta

Approaching the area of Cafayate, we’ll begin to see vineyards, taking the opportunity to stop at a winery to learn the process of wine and taste the varieties offered.

Adobe houses, colonial architecture, in the middle of the Calchaquí Valleys . 📸@visitsalta

To complete this wine experience, we suggest accommodation in Cafayate Wine Resort, with rooms overlooking the vineyards or the imposing Cerro San Isidro.

Landscaping and relaxing at Viñas de Cafayate, the Wine Resort’ lifestyle 🍷 . 📸@cafayatewineresort

The Northwest region in Argentina is lesser-known compared to other places in Argentina but I deeply recommend including Salta and Jujuy in your Argentina travel plans in autumn. You will fall in love with this magical region!

Iguazu Falls in Autumn

Proceeding our journey, we’ll take a flight towards the Litoral Argentino and make our next stop in Iguazu, Province of Misiones.

Autumn is the perfect time to visit this jungle paradise, as temperatures will have dropped from the sweltering heights of summer, and relatively few crowds will be visiting the area, you’ll enjoy peace and quiet in the parks.