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Vineyard in Mendoza

When is the best time to visit Argentina?

Vineyard in Mendoza

The best time to visit Argentina depends on where you travel to, but the whole country can be visited year-round.

Patagonia (in the south of Argentina) is most accessible between December and March. The weather in Buenos Aires is generally hot over these months, but a visit in the cooler, crisp months of July and August can be delightful.

Over spring (September to November), the Lake District comes alive with wildflowers. Meanwhile, fall in the wine valleys surrounding Mendoza features gold and copper-colored vines, stark against the backdrop of the Andes.

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Month-by-month guide for traveling in Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina

Visiting Argentina in January - February

The height of Argentina's summer, January and February are popular months to visit Patagonia; particularly El Calafate and Bariloche. Accommodation here gets busy quickly at this time of year. In January it can be quite wet in the northwest of the country and extremely hot in the northeastern wetlands area.

Mighty Pertio Moreno

Visiting Argentina in March

A lovely month to travel to Argentina. Summer is drawing to a close across the country but Patagonia is still accessible and trekking is easy to organize.

Events & Festivals

  • Mendoza Wine Festival (March): This festival celebrates the harvest of the area's grapes. Shows featuring dancers in traditional costume portraying the work involved in the harvest take place in and around Mendoza.
Mendoza, Argentina

Visiting Argentina in April

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit Patagonia and Mendoza's winelands. The crowds have thinned and the colors of the changing trees provide magnificent photo opportunities.

Caiman, Rincon del Socorro

Visiting Argentina in May

A good time to visit Argentina's wetlands, Esteros de Iberá, May and June are cooler months here and offer good wildlife spotting opportunities.

Southern right whale off Península Valdés, Argentina

Visiting Argentina in June

The middle of June usually signifies the start of Argentina's ski season; focused around the Bariloche area where the best snow settles. It is also in late June that the southern right whales arrive at the Península Valdés.

Tango in La Boca, Buenos Aires

Visiting Argentina in July - August

July and August are good months to visit Buenos Aires. Evenings are cooler and the mornings are fresh, ideal for exploring on foot. Ski season begins in earnest in July.

Events & Festivals

  • Buenos Aires Tango Festival (August): Enjoy two weeks of free events, featuring art exhibitions and performances by the world's best tango dancers at the El Querandi Tango Show.
Elephant Seal, Peninsula Valdes

Visiting Argentina in September

September and October are good months to visit the Península Valdés. It's a great time for wildlife lovers, and you can expect sightings of whales, seals, penguins and lots of seabirds.

Flora near Bariloche, Argentina

Visiting Argentina in October

Spring in the Lake District around Bariloche is a lovely time to visit and enjoy the carpets of wild flowers. There are great opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities, although rainfall here can be slightly higher than in the rest of the year. Southern Patagonia is also reawakening.

Calchaqui Valley, Salta

Visiting Argentina in November

The end of spring and start of summer. A visit to Argentina in November generally means avoiding the crowds that build up for December. It's one of the greener months to visit the often arid landscape of Salta and the northeast.


Visiting Argentina in December

The middle of Argentina's summer can be a busy time to visit, but also offers the best chance of warm, clear weather in Patagonia. The rains that have fallen at the Iguazú Falls means the volume of water roaring over the falls is high and the scenery here is dramatic.

Argentina Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bariloche 70°F 1" 72°F 1" 66°F 2" 59°F 3" 50°F 5" 45°F 5" 43°F 6" 45°F 5" 50°F 3" 57°F 2" 63°F 1" 68°F 2"
Buenos Aires 84°F 4" 82°F 4" 79°F 5" 70°F 4" 64°F 3" 59°F 2" 59°F 2" 61°F 2" 64°F 3" 70°F 4" 77°F 4" 82°F 4"
El Calafate 64°F 1" 63°F 1" 59°F 1" 54°F 1" 45°F 1" 41°F 1" 41°F 1" 43°F 1" 48°F 1" 57°F 1" 61°F 0" 64°F 1"
Iguazú Falls 90°F 6" 90°F 6" 86°F 6" 81°F 6" 75°F 6" 72°F 5" 73°F 4" 77°F 4" 81°F 6" 84°F 8" 88°F 6" 88°F 6"
Mendoza 90°F 1" 90°F 1" 86°F 1" 73°F 0" 66°F 0" 59°F 0" 59°F 0" 64°F 0" 70°F 0" 77°F 1" 84°F 1" 88°F 1"
Península Valdés 75°F 0" 75°F 1" 72°F 1" 66°F 1" 59°F 1" 54°F 1" 54°F 1" 55°F 0" 59°F 1" 64°F 1" 70°F 1" 73°F 1"
Perito Moreno & Los Glaciares National Park 64°F 1" 63°F 1" 59°F 1" 54°F 1" 45°F 1" 41°F 1" 41°F 1" 43°F 1" 48°F 1" 57°F 1" 61°F 0" 64°F 1"
Purmamarca 77°F 3" 73°F 2" 73°F 1" 68°F 0" 64°F 0" 59°F 0" 59°F 0" 64°F 0" 70°F 0" 73°F 0" 75°F 1" 75°F 2"
Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego 57°F 2" 55°F 2" 54°F 2" 50°F 2" 45°F 2" 41°F 2" 41°F 2" 41°F 2" 46°F 1" 50°F 1" 54°F 2" 55°F 2"

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