8 days in Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama & Province of Jujuy Itinerary

8 days in Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama & Province of Jujuy Itinerary

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Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  11 h 45 min
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Tilcara, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uyuni attractions planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Uyuni is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Uyuni is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you will find days in Uyuni are much colder (8°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uyuni in November, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tilcara.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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Tilcara, Argentina

Tilcara ©
With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, then take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors, then stop by Tejidos Llama Negra, and finally explore the ancient world of Pucara de Tilcara. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cuesta de Lipan, then hike along Paseo de los Colorados, and then explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tilcara day trip planner.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Tilcara in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tilcara

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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados

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