Best time to visit Argentina
Argentina is enormous enough to offer somewhere glorious year round.
December-February is the best time to visit Argentina for summer warmth, though the north can be very hot; June-Aug bring more pleasant temperatures. Rainfall peaks then at Iguazu Falls, boosting water volumes – but also sometimes closing access to some trails around the falls. April is a good time to visit Iguazu for better weather. Southern Patagonia is snowed in during the midwinter months of June-August; the long, sunny days of November-February are the best time to venture south, with late spring and early autumn bringing fewer visitors. March boasts autumn colour in the Lake District, plus grape harvest in wine regions.
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Kathy Jarvis from our supplier Andean Trails suggests autumn and spring as the best time to visit Argentina if you want to head to the south: “In the south, the summer months of December to February can actually be very windy. Spring offers plenty of new flowers and autumn stunning colours – and less wind! It's also quieter in terms of tourist numbers.”
Festivals & events in Argentina
Carnaval (Jan-early March)
Like Brazil, Argentina stages raucous Carnival shindigs, but with fewer foreign tourists than Rio. The best spots to join partying locals are Corrientes and Gualeguaychu in northern Argentina, which boast a succession of riotous weekend parades from January to early March: amazing floats made by local groups (comparsas), brilliant costumes and dancing – plus water fights!
More about Argentina
Come and rummage through the roots of Carnaval, Chamame, Salta and Patagonia as you find out what we rate & what we don’t in our Argentina travel guide.
The best way to make the most of your time in Argentina is to turn to our highlights page as not only does it contain information on everywhere from Iguazu and Esteros el Ibera to Ushaia & Tierra del Fuego, but you’ll also find three classic itineraries as well as travel times in Argentina stemming from Buenos Aires.
Things to do in Argentina should always include the natural world, expressly Patagonia and the long and ‘wining’ road that leads to Argentine Malbec.
With towering glaciers, vast open steppe and jagged fairytale mountains, Argentine Patagonia is a siren that calls to adventurers, hikers and lovers of the great outdoors.
Buenos Aires dances to heady tango rhythms and to the bustle of its chic cafes.
The Iguazú Falls span the frontier between Argentina and Brazil, and what a sight it is - the largest waterfall system on Earth, a ceaseless spectacle of foaming river plunging over hundreds of cascades.
From tango in Buenos Aires to traditional gaucho life on the sweeping Patagonian plains, culture in Argentina is the bright undercurrent which colours all vacations here.
If you’ve got plans to go traveling in Argentina with kids then you’ll find plenty of activities for families in Argentina as well as lots of expert advice to help you discover what to do with little ones whilst away from home.
Read our Argentina travel advice page which features quotes and tips from tour experts, like: Kathy Jarvis, Fernando Rodrigues, Myer Henderson and Matt Cain, as well as recommendations from those who have been there as responsible travelers.
Learning about responsible tourism in Argentina is an essential piece of research because when it comes to deforestation & water supplies and indigenous rights & the fight for justice, it’s always best to equip yourself with all information possible to help you know what you can do to travel right in Argentina.
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