Best times to Visit Argentina
Best Time to Visit Argentina
Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, and has one of the greatest varieties of ecosystem on the planet. With a country so large, you must look at the region you want to travel to in order to determine the best time to go. Located in the southern hemisphere, the seasons of Argentina are opposite to those in North America. Winter is from June to September and summer is from December to March. So when is the best time for you to visit Argentina? Well it depends on what you’re looking to do when you get there!
Buenos Aires is best enjoyed in the spring and fall, which are the months of March through May and October through November. The summer time is also great if you’re a fan of the heat and humidity! If you travel there during the months June to August, you will most likely run into some cold and cloudy weather.
If you’re headed for the northwestern part of Argentina, expect to find destinations like Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman and Cafayate. These locations have exceptional landscapes, striking mountains, and rich indigenous cultures. Sitting at a perfect altitude for growing Torrontes grapes, the northwestern region of Argentina can produce a white wine that is only seen in this region of the world. Take note that the air here will be dry and temperatures tend to be lower.
Looking for some fabulous wine? Well, head to Mendoza. Mendoza is famous for its wine and beautiful views of the Andes mountains. And the best part of Mendoza is that it receives sunshine year-round! Visit Aconcagua during the summer months when the region experiences comfortable temperatures, and an arid climate. This is a perfect time to hike, or explore the red soil and winding rivers of the region.
If a tropical vacation is calling your name, head to Northeastern Argentina. The climate here is subtropical and experiences high temperatures with frequent rainfall. The best time to visit is during the months September to November, when the temperature drops to a comfortable level and crowds tend to be smaller. This is the best time to visit Iguazu Falls, and the Atlantic Rainforest.
If you are searching for a destination with beautiful landscapes of lakes and mountains, look no further than Bariloche! It has been dubbed the “Switzerland of South America” for its incredible scenery and European influence. You can visit Bariloche year round, but the best time to visit would be between September and April.
For the hikers and explorers out there, we recommend visiting southern Patagonia, especially Ushuaia and El Calafate, between October and March. The rest of the year tends to be chilly, with the accommodations & activities being very limited.
One exception to this is in Puerto Madryn, which we do recommend going a bit earlier if you’re looking to spot the whales! The best time of year to visit for whale-watching is between September and November.
So as you can see, Argentina is a perfect place to visit any time of year! Just make sure that if weather is an important factor, to plan carefully to see your preferred destinations at the right times of year.