When you are looking to escape the unbearable summer heat, a trip to visit Argentina in the winter may just be what you need! Since Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, its seasons are opposite of those countries located in the Northern Hemisphere. This means reversed weather seasons for visitors from North America and Europe!
Winter months of June, July, and August are a great time to travel to Argentina. Argentina in the winter has varying climates, from mild temperatures in the north to ice glaciers in the south. You can go skiing and trek mountains, or simply enjoy moderate temperatures during wine tasting tours. Here are some of our recommendations for places to visit in Argentina in the winter:
If cold winters aren’t exactly your thing, you should definitely head to Northwest Argentina. Its desert climate does cool down significantly in the nighttime, however days are sunny and pleasant with a jacket. Take to the nature and explore colorful plateaus, shimmering salt flats, and spectacular views of the open country. You won’t overheat like you would if visiting in summer months, so you can make the most of your daylight hours to hike around the rugged terrain.
Similarly to Northwest Argentina, Iguazu Falls is located in a part of the country that doesn’t have much of a winter. In fact, Iguazu Falls has a jungle climate, which means that the winter is less hot than the rest of the year and a great time for a visit. In addition to less heat, during the winter you will also find smaller crowds at Iguazu. Take a few days to explore the vast national park and when you’re done check out some of the other top attractions in the area!
Head down way south if you are in Argentina in the winter! Visitors to Patagonia will get to enjoy the true Patagonia experience if visiting in winter months. Expect cold temperatures so bundle up accordingly! Although most people think it’s not possible to visit Patagonia in the winter, you can definitely still enjoy excellent skiing on Bariloche’s mountain Cerro Catedral and Ushuaia’s mountain Cerro Castor. The snow topped mountains are a winter wonderland, and every skier’s fantasy. You can also visit the Perito Moreno glacier, and go for a boat cruise to see the glaciers up close!
Mendoza reaches moderately chilly temperatures in the winter months because it is located at the base of the Andes. This allows for cozy wine tastings where you can enjoy the best wineries, restaurants and day trips Mendoza has to offer without freezing! Skiing is also popular in the area, so make sure to plan a day to ski in the Andes. There’s nothing better than drinking a delicious Malbec to warm yourself up Aprés-ski!
These are our suggestions for the best places to visit in Argentina in the winter. Contact Say Hueque to plan your trip now!