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.
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.
With more than 275 individual waterfalls in the area, the Iguazu falls are stunning!
In the wonderful Iguazu Falls, we’ll have an unforgettable sight of the Garganta del Diablo, the famous fall that concentrates the largest volume of water in the world. We’ll walk through catwalks to enjoy unique views bathed by white mist and we’ll also have the opportunity to take “The Great Adventure” on board of a boat, to enjoy the falls from the closest place.
In the jungle environment, you may board the ecological train too, and enjoy a wild ride.
Love in the Iguazu falls adventure boat trip ♥ . 📸@travelsistersvisser
Buenos Aire’s cityscape in Autumn
Arriving at the center of the country, we will make our third stop in the City of Buenos Aires. In the capital city, you will discover the most traditional neighborhoods, tracking its historical evolution and the vestiges of immigration, tango, folklore, the cattle culture, and football.
Teatro Colon Building at 9 de Julio famous avenue in Buenos Aires 📸@elmundoesellimite
The attractions that shouldn’t be missed include traditional Plaza de Mayo, the old neighborhood of San Telmo, La Boca, with its famous Caminito, Recoleta, and Retiro.
The Colon Theater is undoubtedly for me one of the essentials of Buenos Aires. Considered by the specialized press as one of the 5 most important theaters in the world, it is an icon of pride and reference to Buenos Aires. we recommend you to see a show there, as it is something unforgettable!
El Lago de Los Cisnes Performance at Teatro Colon . 📸@teatrocolon
Magical Colours of Patagonia in Autumn
One of the best things about Argentina in autumn is Patagonia. You will experience surprising landscapes, the colorful foliage is beautiful and there are fewer crowds. It is also a great time to see wildlife so it’s perfect for photographers.
Colors of Patagonia in Autumn 🙌 . 📸@zealdandrei_andritcu
Our last destination is in Patagonia Argentina, we will be visiting El Calafate, one of the must-see destinations in Argentina if you are planning your first trip to Argentina.
Get up close and personal with Perito Moreno glacier, with the mini trekking adventure. For those more active, the Big Ice is the trek for you. Slightly more demanding in time and energy.
At El Calafate we will visit the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier, declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The many activities offered within the National Park Los Glaciares make this visit a memorable experience. You may walk through catwalks to appreciate the walls of the glacier, you may also sail next to it to observe their detachments; and the most dazzling: you may go trekking over the glacier, an unforgettable experience!
El Calafate’s most impressive attraction is the Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park. 📸@elisa.polini
We have traveled from north to south in this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina in Autumn, but the journey does not end here because it is now time for you to take your own journey! We are local experts and can help you design your perfect trip. Contact us!
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