The second-largest country in South America, Argentina is graced with natural wonders—and a range of geographic conditions and climates. So when's the best time to visit Argentina? It depends what you want to do. Winter is for skiing and visiting the Northwest, summer is for hitting Patagonia's trails, and the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are beautiful in Buenos Aires (and almost everywhere else.)
Argentina Travel Essentials
Tucked away at the end of the world, Argentina has something for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, there's horseback riding in gaucho country and sailing in the Strait of Magellan; for history lovers and literary travelers, there's tango in Buenos Aires and Jesuit missions in the mountains. For foodies and wine drinkers, well—where should we begin? Read on for the top 10 regions to explore on your trip to Argentina.
Argentina is ripe for exploration. After you've seen the big cities and major highlights, get off the beaten path and explore its lesser-known yet equally interesting sights — from wildlife-rich wetlands and penguin colonies to giant salt flats and the remains of dinosaurs. Here are some suggestions on where to go when avoiding the crowds.