When to visit Jujuy and What to see there?

Ramiro Rodriguez
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I´m sure, if you are planning a trip to the Argentine northwest, you have seen that although many attractions suggested for the area are in the province of Jujuy, the programs start from the city of Salta, in the province of Salta. And this is due to many reasons, one of them is that Salta has managed to position itself better internationally. Then, Salta has a better and greater hotel and tourist infrastructure in general, and finally receives more flights per week. All this makes Salta the starting point chosen by international tourism, to begin the visits of the beautiful and colorful Argentine Northwest. Now, is it possible to arrive in Jujuy and visit, for example, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Las Salinas Grandes from there? Of course! And surely time will save time because the journey is not as long as from the city of Salta. So, a great idea is to combine both cities and stay in Salta to visit Cafayate, or enjoy the Train to the Clouds, then move to Jujuy and visit from there the Humahuaca Canyon with Purmamarca and the Seven Color Hill, Tilcara, Humahuaca, Huacalera; the Salt Flats, or the amazing Hornocal.

Now, when is the best season to visit Jujuy and the area of Humahuaca for example? What´s the best time for that? Well, take a look at some important information you can see below


When to visit Jujuy?: Weather information for Jujuy


Weather in January
January, like December, in Jujuy, Argentina, is another warm summer month, with average temperature fluctuating between 13.4°C (56.1°F) and 23.4°C (74.1°F). In January, the average high temperature is essentially the same as in December - a still warm 23.4°C (74.1°F).

Weather in February
February, the last month of the summer, in Jujuy, is another pleasant month, with an average temperature ranging between min 13.3°C (55.9°F) and max 22.7°C (72.9°F). In Jujuy, the average high temperature is practically the same as in January - an agreeable 22.7°C (72.9°F).

Weather in March
The first month of the autumn, March, is still a pleasant month in Jujuy, Argentina, with temperature in the range of an average high of 21°C (69.8°F) and an average low of 12°C (53.6°F). In March, the average high temperature is practically the same as in February - a still pleasant 21°C (69.8°F).

 

 

Weather in April
April, the same as March, is another enjoyable autumn month in Jujuy, Argentina, with temperature in the range of an average low of 10.2°C (50.4°F) and an average high of 19.7°C (67.5°F). In April, the average high temperature is relatively the same as in March - an enjoyable 19.7°C (67.5°F).

Weather in May
May, the last month of the autumn, in Jujuy, is another comfortable month, with average temperature ranging between min 7.7°C (45.9°F) and max 17.7°C (63.9°F). In May, the average high temperature is almost the same as in April - a still enjoyable 17.7°C (63.9°F).

Weather in June
June, the first month of the winter, in Jujuy, is still a comfortable month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 6.1°C (43°F) and an average high of 17°C (62.6°F). In June, the average high temperature is almost the same as in May - a still comfortable 17°C (62.6°F).

 

 

Weather in July
July, the same as June, is another enjoyable winter month in Jujuy, Argentina, with average temperature fluctuating between 5°C (41°F) and 16.7°C (62.1°F). With an average high-temperature of 16.7°C (62.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 5°C (41°F), July is the coldest month. Weather in July

Weather in August
August, the last month of the winter, in Jujuy, is another comfortable month, with average temperature ranging between min 6.4°C (43.5°F) and max 19.4°C (66.9°F). In Jujuy, the average high temperature in August is relatively the same as in July - a still enjoyable 19.4°C (66.9°F).

Weather in September
September, the first month of the spring, in Jujuy, is an agreeable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 21°C (69.8°F) and 8.3°C (46.9°F). In September, the average high temperature is practically the same as in August - an agreeable 21°C (69.8°F).

 

 

 

Weather in October
October, like September, is another pleasant spring month in Jujuy, Argentina, with average temperature varying between 11°C (51.8°F) and 22.5°C (72.5°F). In Jujuy, the average high temperature is practically the same as in September - a still pleasant 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Weather in November
November, the last month of the spring, in Jujuy, is a warm month, with average temperature varying between 23.2°C (73.8°F) and 12.5°C (54.5°F). In November, the average high temperature is practically the same as in October - a moderately hot 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Weather in December
December, the first month of the summer, in Jujuy, is still a warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 23.6°C (74.5°F) and an average low of 13.4°C (56.1°F). December is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 23.6°C (74.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 13.4°C (56.1°F).

 

So, all the year round is good to visit Jujuy but, in order to avoid rainy days, it´s better to arrive from April to September period.

 

 

What to see in Jujuy?

Well, there are many great attractions to enjoy Jujuy. May be the most important is the Humahuaca Canyon, a Unesco World Heritage, with a rich culture and incredible colorful landscape. You will find Purmamarca and the Seven Color Hill, Tilcara and the Pucará, Huacalera, Humahuaca, and more. Another great place is the Salinas Grandes (Salt Flats). It´s a unique landscape, that can be visited from Jujuy city. Another new attraction is the Hornocal, or the 14-color hill, and amazing colorful mountain in the province of Jujuy.

 

 

 

How to pronounce Jujuy?

There are many versions of the origin of the word Jujuy. Some attribute it to the tribe of the Jujuies, inhabitants of the valley when the Spanish arrived. Others claim that it would be an exclamation of joy and surprise at seeing something unexpectedly beautiful. They say that when the conquerors arrived at the exuberant valley from the north, after the exhausting march through the aridity of the plateau, they joyfully pronounced “Ijui!”, A word that jokingly repeated closely resembles Jujuy.

Despite the countless comments that were made about it, none were ever accurate. However, we consider it more accurate to understand that long before the arrival of Spanish to the territory that today comprises the province of Jujuy, it was already known about the existence of a valley, called by the natives with the word "Xuxuy", spoken and written in this way by the Spanish. As he explains, the word would come from the Guaraní language and would mean “confluence or meeting of rivers”. Indeed, if we look at any map of the area, the valley is a perfect funnel in which a dozen streams converge that pour their waters into the Rio Grande. This is the most likely explanation. Now, how do you pronounce Jujuy?

Well, The correct way is: ju-juy, or with more details:

J - juh
U - uh, yoo, oo, ů
J - juh
U - uh, yoo, oo, ů
Y - yuh, ee, ah-ee (i)

 

 

Jujuy, Salta and the Northwest

For more information about Jujuy, Salta, and the attractions in the northwest, please visit our Travel Guide by clicking here

 

 

Tours to visit Jujuy, Salta and the Northest

We have many options to enjoy Salta, Jujuy and the Argentinian Northwest, combined with other destinations in Argentina or Chile, like Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago de Chile, Mendoza and more. Take a look to our list of tours by clicking on the image below

 

 

 

For more information, feel free to contact us at info@ripioturismo.com

 

Thank you!

Ramiro Rodriguez
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