4 days in Mendoza, San Juan & Province of La Rioja Itinerary

4 days in Mendoza, San Juan & Province of La Rioja Itinerary

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4 days in Mendoza, San Juan & Province of La Rioja Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Mendoza
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
San Juan
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Province of La Rioja
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires

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Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza online sightseeing planner .

Buenos Aires to Mendoza is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mendoza, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to San Juan.

Things to do in Mendoza

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Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

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San Juan

San Juan ©
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista, get outside with Pampa Del Leoncito, then examine the collection at Casa Natal de Sarmiento, then engage your brain at Museo de Ciencias Naturales, and finally get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Mendoza to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Province of La Rioja.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Casa Natal de Sarmiento ©
Casa Natal de Sarmiento
Pampa Del Leoncito ©
Pampa Del Leoncito

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Province of La Rioja

Province of La Rioja ©
La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Talampaya.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Province of La Rioja travel route builder tool .

Take a bus from San Juan to Province of La Rioja in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Talampaya ©
Parque Nacional Talampaya

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