With twelve days to spend in Argentina, you'll have plenty of time to explore more than one region of this vast and varied country. Head to the edge of the world and visit the penguins in Ushuaia, look down on the crashing magnitude of Iguazú Falls, feel the icy vastness of the Perito Moreno glacier, or snorkel with sea lions on these five unique itineraries that cover all of the country's highlights.
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Eight days in Argentina gives you time to explore more of the country, from the glaciers of Patagonia to the crashing waters of Iguazú Falls. Fill your vacation with outdoor adventures like hiking through alpine forests, or relax with a glass of Malbec in Mendoza's vineyards with these five unique itinerary ideas that cover the country from north to south.
This thirteen-day itinerary focuses on discovering the stunning landscapes of northern Argentina. Start off with a few days in Buenos Aires and visit a tango show in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires' tango scene. Then, head to Salta to see the rugged rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas and visit several small charming villages. Then it's time to travel to Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall complex in the world. Finally, end your trip on a relaxing note by spending a couple of days on an ecolodge in the Iberá Wetlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.