Think Big. Argentina boasts the highest Andean Peak, Aconcagua, and the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia, while sparsely populated wildernesses like Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego render the scale of the hugeness, huger still. With its blend of spectacular natural wonders and outdoor adventure alongside passionate people, vibrant cities and fascinating wildlife encounters. Few destinations can rival the diversity of experiences on offer in Argentina.

From the colourful streets of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires alive with tango shows, sophisticated restaurants and grand avenues, to the remote wilderness and towering peaks of El Calafate, to the shimmering blue lakes of Bariloche, Argentina bursts with life. On the border with Brazil lies one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights, the mighty Iguazú Falls. For sun-drenched vineyards and world-famous malbecs, head to Mendoza, while further north near Salta lies the impressive salt flats and rugged canyons of northwest Argentina that are definitely worth visiting. So with a country of this size, do as the locals do: slow down, accept time is fluid, and you will draw in all manner of encounters.

Top Recommendations

  • The soaked and ear-shattering panorama of the spectacular Iguazu falls
  • Live it up til the sun comes up in Buenos Aires’ bars and clubs
  • Trek through the breathtaking region of Patagonia, famous for its stunning landscapes, lakes, glaciers and wildlife
  • Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier one of only a few advancing glaciers in the world
  • Take a road trip along Route 40, the scenic route runs along the Andes Mountains, connecting several small towns and villages
  • Sample the wine, taking a vineyard tour in Mendoza or Salta

When to Visit

The best time to visit Argentina varies by region. And with a country of this size, there are many diverse landscapes and climates. In general, the best time to visit El Calafate, El Chaltén and Bariloche is October to April. For Buenos Aires March through May, while the northern regions of Argentina enjoy warmer climates throughout the year. However, Iguazú Falls can get rather hot and humid from December to February.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Bariloche.