Crossing the border between Argentina and Chile is a memorable journey in itself. There are three main crossing points, each with distinct scenery—and modes of transportation. After sipping wine in Mendoza, bus over the snow-capped Andes to Santiago. Cruise in a catamaran across glacial lakes from Bariloche. Or, cross the dramatic Atacama Desert, passing through a center of Argentine indigenous culture. Learn more about all three options below.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Both Argentina and Chile have multiple wine producing regions that welcome visitors, from world-famous destinations like Mendoza to coastal wineries near the Pacific Ocean that make an easy detour on your way to the beach. Whether you're interested in tasting a crisp white in a desert canyon or sipping a full-bodied Chilean red under the stars, you have great options on both sides of the Andes—learn more about the six main regions with this guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.