6 days in Province of La Rioja & San Juan Itinerary

6 days in Province of La Rioja & San Juan Itinerary

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6 days in Province of La Rioja & San Juan Itinerary

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

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. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Talampaya. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Resarva Provincial Laguna Brava. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cuesta de Miranda, make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa de Gobierno.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Province of La Rioja tour planner .

Buenos Aires to Province of La Rioja is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cuesta de Miranda ©
Cuesta de Miranda
Parque Nacional Talampaya ©
Parque Nacional Talampaya
Mirador del portezuelo ©
Mirador del portezuelo

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.
On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo, get outside with Pampa Del Leoncito, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio de la Difunta Correa, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Natal de Sarmiento. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista, stroll around Plaza 25 de Mayo, then explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan itinerary builder .

Getting from Province of La Rioja to San Juan by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

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Casa Natal de Sarmiento ©
Casa Natal de Sarmiento
Oratorio de la Difunta Correa ©
Oratorio de la Difunta Correa