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Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

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Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

Does anyone know how long it takes to drive from Cafayate to Mendoza and where the interesting places are to stop along the way?

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1. Re: Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

It takes more o less 14 hours to make the 1200 kms. It s a two lines road. The interesting places are: cafayate (but the nice part of Cafayate is Between Cafayate and Salta) Quilmes ruins, Amaicha del Valle, Infiernillo (the small hell) Tafi del Valle, San Juan City and finally Mendoza.

Sorry but Why do you want to do this route?

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Thought it would be a scenic route but maybe I'm wrong. Didn't realize it was quite that far. Sounds like it's better to fly from the NW to Mendoza and then perhaps drive around that region???? Suggestions for how much time to alot for the Mendoza region out of a total of 5 weeks in Argentina.

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Try this website: www.ruta0.com you can have a very good idea of distances and time of travel from one place to other and also try this one: turismo.mendoza.gov.ar.

Maybe one week is too much for Mendoza but depends on what you are planning to see.I went to mendoza last year is a very nice city but I could see in 48 hours. But just the city maybe you want to visit other places in Mendoza Province.

What are the other places you are planning to visit. in Argentina, I think that 5 weeks is enough time to have a good idea of the country

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We plan to have a few days at the falls, then a few days in Buenos Aires, then fly to the Salta area for ? days. Then we planned to spend time in the Mendoza region, perhaps some on an estancia, a bicycle tour of the vineyards, some hiking. From there we thought Puerto Madryn and Penninsula Valdes for a few days, then to El Calafate and possibly the Bariloche area. We've been told Bariloche is very touristy and perhaps Esquel is better. And finally a few days in Ushuaia.

Your thoughts on this itinerary are appreciated. Thoughts on things that we've missed are welcome as well.Thank you

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5. Re: Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

We plan to have a few days at the falls, then a few days in Buenos Aires, then fly to the Salta area for ? days. Then we planned to spend time in the Mendoza region, perhaps some on an estancia, a bicycle tour of the vineyards, some hiking. From there we thought Puerto Madryn and Penninsula Valdes for a few days, then to El Calafate and possibly the Bariloche area. We've been told Bariloche is very touristy and perhaps Esquel is better. And finally a few days in Ushuaia.

Your thoughts on this itinerary are appreciated. Thoughts on things that we've missed are welcome as well.Thank you

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6. Re: Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to join you,How a wonderful trip!!!!!!!!!!!! You need a complete week in Salta and Jujuy don t miss Purmamarca and Humahuaca. Three days in the falls are ok no more than that. One week in Mendoza if you are planning to do some adventure activities is fine, Bariloche is crowded with tourists from all over the world, but is beautiful, if you go there you can t miss the excursion to Lago Blest and you can cross to Chile through the lakes and coming back the following day, you also can cross in a rafting experience. Esquel is nice too.

Be 100% sure that you will know all the different landscapes this country has.

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7. Re: Driving time from Cafayate to Mendoza

Sorry, but you are going this trip by plane, aren t you? Take into account that most of the flights arrives and leaves from Aeroparque Buenos Aires.

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