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

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
1
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  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 1st (Fri): get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni route maker tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Uyuni is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Uyuni, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

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

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nights
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, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Getting from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in November: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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, stroll through Paseo de los Colorados, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Morado.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tilcara road trip planning tool .

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Tilcara in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Tilcara is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tilcara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Purmamarca
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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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