When to Travel to Argentina

When to Travel to Argentina? This is an important question to consider, especially knowing that
Argentina is a massive country that covers much of the South American continent. In fact, not only is it one of the most diverse landscapes but it is also the 2nd largest country in South America. As such, the weather in Argentina varies greatly according to where in the country you are and when you travel to Argentina. There are significant differences in temperature range from the northern to the southern regions of Argentina.  For example, while it may be hot and steamy in the jungles of Iguazu Falls along the Brazilian border, it may be freezing and snowy in the southern-most city of Argentina; Ushuaia.

Ushuaia, Patagonia

Ushuaia, Patagonia

 

It is important for you to plan when to travel to Argentina, keeping in mind that the weather in Argentina is nearly opposite to the seasons in the USA. That is, during the winter in the USA it will be warm and summery weather in Argentina (December-April), while during the summer months in the USA there will be cooler weather in Argentina from May-August (with snow and wintry weather in Argentina´s southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego). Basically, the weather in Argentina is based on the four seasons:

  1. Summer weather in Argentina is from December to March
  2. Autumn weather in Argentina is from March to May
  3. Winter weather in Argentina is from June to August
  4. Spring weather in Argentina is from mid-September to November

Choosing the time of year to travel to Argentina depends on what you want to do. For example, if you are wondering when to travel to Buenos Aires so that you can enjoy the great nightlife, café culture and shopping, be aware that you can travel to Buenos Aires any time throughout the year.  Weather in Buenos Aires is generally comfortable with moderate temperatures, however, in January it can get really hot (90F/33C), and in July it can get quite chilly (45F/7C).

Iguazu Falls at Sunset

Iguazu Falls at Sunset

 

When to travel to Patagonia: you should consider going during the late spring, summer and early autumn, ideally from November-April. This is the best time of year when the weather in Patagonia is best for outdoor activities. If you like to ski and wonder when to travel to Patagonia, June-August has the best snow-fall and Bariloche is one of the most popular resorts / ski-towns in Argentina.

When to travel to Mendoza: weather in Mendoza is comfortable and accommodating year-round. Located at the base of the Andes, Mendoza enjoys year-round sunshine and even during the summer months maintains a comfortable climate due to its higher altitude. Mendoza wineries can be enjoyed throughout the year, and for extra special experience, visit Mendoza during the Harvest Festival (Vendimia) in March and enjoy traditional concerts and cultural events during the sunny days and warm nights.

Grapes in Mendoza

Grapes in Mendoza

 

When to travel to Iguazu: weather in Iguazu Falls is warm year-round and can feel like being in the jungle as one walks through the lush, tropical forests to the impressive waterfalls. Some rainfall is common throughout the year, and the heavy April showers swell the rivers to create even more impressive waterfalls. Iguazu Falls National Park is located in northeastern Argentina along the Brazilian border and there are daily flights as well as 1st class overnight-sleeper buses that run from Buenos Aires to Iguazu.

For further information about weather in Argentina, when to travel to Argentina, travel from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls or Argentina travel specials, contact local Argentina travel experts Say Hueque.

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