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.
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.
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.
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.
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.