Six days is a quick trip to Argentina—you'll want to focus on regional exploration to make the most of your time. Combine a day of tango and touring Buenos Aires with a journey through Mendoza's wine country or the wonder of Iguazú Falls. Another option is to head south to Patagonia; choose between the diverse marine ecosystem of Puerto Madryn, seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier up close in El Calafate, or traveling all the way down to the Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world.
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There's no bad time to visit the natural spectacle of Iguazú Falls. But some times are better than others: temperatures are more comfortable for hiking in winter, crowds are moderate in spring, and fall brings sunny, dry weather. Meanwhile, summer is hot and sticky—and the falls draw huge crowds of vacationers. Find out more about when to go (and more importantly, what times of year to avoid) with this guide.
December marks the start of summer at Iguazú Falls. The days get longer, the temperatures climb, and tourist crowds build as the month goes on: it's a great time of year to visit, just as long as you plan ahead. Learn more about what to expect, where to go, and what to do in the national parks with this monthly guide to December at Iguazú.
With pleasant weather and moderate crowds, November is a fine time to visit Iguazú Falls. True, you'll probably get wet—this is a fairly rainy time of the year in the region—but what else would you expect when visiting one of the largest waterfall systems in the world? Learn what to expect and what to do, plus top tips for boating and bird-watching, with this monthly guide to November at Iguazú.
October is a good time for hiking, boating, and bird-watching at Iguazú National Park, just as long as you're prepared for precipitation. This is the rainiest month of the year in the region—then again, Iguazú is one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, so getting wet is par for the course (and part of the fun). Learn what to expect with this monthly guide to October at Iguazú Falls.
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Gear up for an epic trip in Patagonia! Spend some time in Buenos Aires, then travel south to Tiera del Fuego; you'll discover the best of Patagonia as you trek across a glacier, march with penguins, hike incredible mountains, spot wildlife, and enjoy the best of Argentina's National Parks, cuisine, and culture.
Discover Argentina during its low season from April to September. In this tour of the country's northwest region, you'll explore lively Buenos Aires, then you'll be treated to breathtaking scenery, winetasting, amazing waterfalls, and ancient indigenous culture. Valleys, canyons, salt flats, forests and high country entice you to experience nature, tradition, and history.
September heralds the start of spring at Iguazú Falls. As the days get longer, temperatures warm up and the river level starts to rise as the dry season ends—it's a perfect time for hiking, boating, and bird-watching in the national parks, especially as there aren't too many crowds around. Find out more about what to expect with this monthly guide to Iguazú in September.
August is a great time of year to visit Iguazú Falls: the weather is sunny and dry, crowds are minimal, and some hotels discount their rates. It's winter in the southern hemisphere, so days are short—but there's still plenty of time to hike, boat, and bird-watch in the jungle. Learn how to make the most of your time with this monthly guide to August at Iguazú.
With clear skies and comfortable weather, June is an excellent time to visit Iguazú. Hike along the waterfalls' edge on a series of catwalks, raft on the river, or trek along quiet forest paths, spotting butterflies and capuchin monkeys in the wild: with relatively few crowds visiting, you'll enjoy peace and quiet in the parks. Learn more about what to expect with this monthly guide.
Plan wisely if you're considering visiting Iguazú in July: during the second half of the month, the region is packed with Brazilian and Argentine tourists on vacation. Luckily, the weather is generally sunny, dry, and comfortable throughout the month, whether you're battling crowds on the hiking trail or enjoying views of the cascades in relative peace. Read on for more about what to expect at Iguazú in July with this monthly guide.
This seven-day trip through Argentina is perfect for wine lovers. You'll start in the romantic and lively Buenos Aires, then will discover the gems of Argentine wine country, including Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley in Mendoza, touring wineries and walking through vineyards as you learn about the winemaking and its history. More importantly, you'll taste your way through Argentina's finest varietals, discovering this country's flavor and traditions as you go. Cheers!
May is a great time of year to visit Iguazú. The weather is relatively cool, you won't run into major crowds, you'll experience blue skies instead of rainy days, and the low level of the river makes it a good time of year for boat adventures and hiking alike. Find out more about what to expect at Iguazú in May with this monthly guide.
Consider yourself lucky if you're visiting Iguazú in April. Thanks to comfortable fall weather with warm sunshine and blue skies, it's a perfect time to see one of the world's most impressive waterfall systems—just as long as you avoid visiting during busy Semana Santa (Holy Week), when Argentine and Brazilian tourists come in droves. Check out this monthly guide for more on what to expect at Iguazú in April.
January is the middle of summer in Argentina and Brazil. Temperatures soar into the high 90s and you’ll have to contend with crowds of visitors from all over the world, but it’s still a good time to see the falls—and their spray of water helps keep you cool on the hottest days. Find out what to expect and which activities to try in this monthly guide.
It's hot and humid at Iguazú Falls in February. Temperatures reach into the high 90s—it's a great time to take a boat ride on the Iguazú River and feel the cool spray of the falls—and crowds come to the national parks from all over the world, so you'll want to plan your trip well ahead of time. Find out more about weather, costs, and seasonal attractions in this monthly guide.
March is a great time to visit Iguazú: crowds have thinned out after the summertime rush, but the river level is high, making the waterfalls look especially dramatic. Whether you want to go on a boating adventure, spot exotic butterflies, or hike in the park after dark, learn more with this monthly guide on what to expect at this time of year.
On this five-day trip, you’ll experience both the city life and the natural landscape of Argentina. Your vacation begins in the capital city of Buenos Aires to tour the local sites and burgeoning neighborhoods. Then, you’ll venture to Iguazú Falls—the largest waterfall system in the world—where you’ll enjoy views from both Argentina and Brazil. Finally, you’ll head back to Buenos Aires for a farewell night of local food and wine and a tango show.
This 13-day Patagonian trek is designed for adventurers and includes the best outdoor viewpoints in two countries. Explore the peaks, valleys, and glaciers of Torres del Paine, and then cross the border from Chile into Argentina to discover more of the stunning panoramas through hikes, boat tours, and more in El Calafate and El Chaltén. You’ll also have time in two capital cities—embark on a sightseeing tour in Santiago and wind down the trip on your own in Buenos Aires.
On this 15-day Andean adventure, experience the most prominent sites and cities in Argentina and Peru. The trip starts in Buenos Aires before heading to the iconic Iguazú Falls—which you’ll experience from both Argentina and Brazil. Then, you’ll explore the mountain towns of Salta and Tilcara. The last leg of the trip lands in Lima, the capital city of Peru, then ventures to Cusco and Aguas Calientes, where you’ll end with a visit to the famed Machu Picchu.
This four-day getaway to Iguazú Falls takes you into the heart of one of Argentina’s most prized destinations. Then, you'll experience another side of the falls from Brazil, with expansive, panoramic views. Your short, yet incredible adventure ends with a free day to enjoy Buenos Aires.
This scenic tour through Argentina takes you on an adventurous journey through three different towns. Get a feel for Patagonian life in Bariloche, where you will explore the breathtaking lakes and rainforests. In Mendoza, take a day trip to the wine region, with several tastings. Your grand finale unfolds in the iconic Iguazú Falls, where you can experience the natural wonder of the cascades on elevated catwalks.
Argentina's a large country, but with two weeks to spend, you can get to know several regions in one trip. On these five unique itineraries, you'll sail around glaciers in Patagonia, road-trip through the colorful scenery of the northwest, sip locally produced wine in Mendoza, and hike through the jungle to the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú.
If you have a week to spend in Argentina, it makes sense to visit more than one destination. On these seven unique itineraries, you'll start in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, then venture to the trekking and skiing hub around Bariloche, the wildlife paradise of Puerto Madryn, and the colorful landscapes of Argentina's northwest—between the city and the great outdoors, you'll get the best of both worlds.
With ten days to spend in Argentina, you have enough time to visit several destinations. Combine Buenos Aires with the wine region of Mendoza, the wildlife paradise of Patagonia, the colorful landscapes of the northwest, or the famous Iguazú waterfalls, or focus your time on a single region or activity, like trekking around Salta or hiking in Patagonia. Find out how with these six unique itineraries.
With five days in Argentina, you can focus on a single region or visit two: thanks to the frequency of domestic flights, you can start and end your trip in Buenos Aires and also spend a few days in wine country or a national park. Explore the famed wine region of Mendoza, road-trip around the colorful northwest, see the spectacular waterfalls at Iguazú, view whales and penguins in the wild, and enjoy wine and tango in the capital city with the options below.
Walk through a busy penguin colony, ride with wild horses in the Andes, or watch whales breach through the cold waters of the Patagonian Atlantic: Argentina's landscapes offer travelers an exciting range of wildlife experiences. Whether you're interested in sailing alongside dolphins or hiking with llamas, read on for some of the best options in the country.
Sometimes called the "Paris of the South," Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and culture. From European architecture and historic cafés to a fabulous food scene, the Argentine capital has plenty to offer visitors. Read on for an overview of the best sights, tips on where to stay, and key transportation information.
Perfectly grilled steaks slathered in fresh chimichurri, pastries stuffed with creamy dulce de leche, piping-hot empanadas to go, a glass of full-bodied red wine from Mendoza: a trip to Argentina is a culinary adventure. Read on to learn about the country's classic dishes and drinks, including tips on the best places to try them.
Argentina seems tailor-made for family travel. Not only is the culture welcoming to children, but there's plenty for kids to see and do. Explore the urban parks and ice cream shops of Buenos Aires, watch whales off the Atlantic coast, or hike past some of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world in Argentina's north with this guide.
Have just one day in Buenos Aires? Plan on waking up early and going to bed late. It's the only way to fit in the modern art, cathedrals, and classic cafés—and still have time to linger over leisurely meals, Argentine-style. From morning sightseeing to late-night bar-hopping, here's the best plan for spending 24 hours in Buenos Aires.
As befits one of South America's most sophisticated cities, Buenos Aires is especially stylish when it comes to hotels. There are plenty of unique and character-rich options here to enrich your stay, boasting everything from in-room massage to tango lessons and complimentary wine, and from private art collections to exclusive urban gardens.
The possibilities for a trip to Argentina are endless. Taste your way through vineyards at the foot of the Andes, see penguins at the tip of South America, learn the tango in metropolitan Buenos Aires—with so many options, this is a perfect destination for tailor-made travel. Learn how kimkim can help you plan (and book) your dream trip to Argentina below.
December is a magnificent time to visit Argentina when spring transitions to the summer season. This is the best weather month to take advantage of beach resorts and outdoor activities in the Lakes District and Patagonia before the peak crowds arrive. Find out what to do and where to go with this December guide.
November is a gorgeous month to visit Argentina. Buenos Aires is perfect for sightseeing, Patagonia finally blooms into spring, and the beach resorts open for business. It's an excellent time to visit the hot spots while the crowds and high prices are still a month away. Read this monthly guide to learn more.
October is in the midst of spring—a great time to visit Buenos Aires, central Argentina, and the north before the summer heat kicks in. Meanwhile, Patagonia emerges from hibernation but the crowds haven't arrived yet making this a favorite month for travelers in the know. Read on to learn more.
Spring becomes official this month. As ski season winds down, September is a great time to experience Buenos Aires and the country's northern region for the best sightseeing and weather (with few crowds). This is also the best time for whale watching around Península Valdés. Read this monthly guide to learn more.
August is the last full month of winter and the end of Argentina's ski season with lower prices than July. Those who want to skip the snow-sports should stay north of Patagonia and head to Buenos Aires and the dry north for great alternatives. Read this monthly guide to learn more.
July is Argentina's peak winter month when ski resorts heat up in Patagonia and Mendoza. This is also a great month to visit Buenos Aires, go whale-watching along the Atlantic coast, and explore desert landscapes, salt flats, waterfalls, and starry skies in the north. Read on for more tips on where to go and what to expect in Argentina this month.
Winter is coming this month in Argentina. This is when the Andes become snowcapped and Patagonia practically empties out in terms of tourism for the season (except for ski resorts). For non-skiers, this is an ideal time to visit the deserts of the Andean Northwest and Iguazú Falls for less rain and heat. Read on to learn more.
It’s late autumn in Argentina with shorter days and cooler weather. This is a great time to visit Iguazú Falls, the northwest desert, and wine region of Mendoza with fewer crowds where you can enjoy the gorgeous foliage and spectacular landscapes in peace. Read this monthly guide to learn more.
April in Argentina is peak autumn season with cooling temperatures and fiery colors, especially in the southern forests. Crowds begin to wane in Patagonia but decent hiking weather is still possible, while the northern wine regions, desert, waterfalls, and capital city offer great weather for sightseeing and outdoor adventures.
March is a great time to travel to Argentina as summer turns its head towards autumn. This is when crowds and prices beginning to taper off, especially in Patagonia and the Atlantic coast. Travelers heading north to Iguazú Falls will also find less humidity towards the end of the month. Read on to learn more.
February is the last full month of Argentina's high season with longish days of summer—perfect for outdoor adventures in Patagonia and escaping the heat at Atlantic beaches. Despite peak crowds and prices, this is a great time to visit. Let this monthly guide help you find the best places to visit and things to do.
January in Argentina equates to long days and blissful summer weather—a time when locals skip out of town and head for the beach resorts. It’s also high season for tourists in southern Patagonia for glaciers, wildlife, and national parks, so expect peak prices. This monthly guide will tell you what to do and where to go (and how to beat the crowds).
In the shadow of one of the most spectacular stretches of the Andes, El Chaltén is the undisputed trekking capital of Argentina. This guide will help you plan your trip and find the best that this Patagonian town has to offer.
Flanked by mountains and facing a shimmering, ice-blue lake, El Calafate is one of the most popular destinations in Patagonia. This small, welcoming city is the gateway to a spectacular section of Los Glaciares National Park. This guide will help you plan your trip and find the best El Calafate has to offer.
Mendoza, Argentina is renowned throughout the world for its wine. But there's more to this beautiful region, located at the edge of the Andes, than sipping and swirling. Go sightseeing in the city, soak in thermal pools, bike through the vineyards, or venture to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere.
With 10 to 14 days in Argentina, you can spend time getting to know two main regions plus Buenos Aires, one of the world's great cities. Hear the mammoth Iguazú Falls roar in the north, or visit the western city of Mendoza—ground zero for wine lovers. Those with more time should consider spending much of it in the wilds of Patagonia, and those with less than a week should stick to the capital and surrounds.
Iguazú National Park is the home of Argentina's greatest natural attraction: the spectacular series of cascades known as Iguazú Falls. Among the largest waterfall systems on the planet, they're a highlight of any visit to South America. Travelers can experience Iguazú many ways, from jungle trekking and bird-watching to photography and boating adventures on the river. Read on for more information and expert advice.