A rgentina is a destination that can be visited year-round. Argentina’s Patagonia is accessible all year, but best visited during the summer months December – March when warmer temperatures offer a respite from the usually cold climate. Buenos Aires has four distinct seasons which contrast greatly throughout the year. The summer months of January and February are hot and humid, yet a visit during the cooler winter months of July and August is still great for exploring but avoids the usual tourist crowds. Mendoza has a Mediterranean-like climate all year round. During Autumn the vineyards turn various shades of ochre as the vines mature, with the annual ‘Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia’ (Grape Harvest National Festival) taking place during the first week of March. Discover all of the luxury Argentina tours we have to offer, suitable for any month of the year.
- Argentina In January & February
- Argentina in March
- Argentina in April
- Argentina in May
- Argentina in June
- Argentina in July
- Argentina in August
- Argentina in September
- Argentina in October
- Argentina in November
- Argentina in December
Argentina in January & February
Summertime in Argentina and daytime temperatures across the country are warmer and daylight hours longer. This is a popular time for Argentines to take holidays, so expect prices to be elevated and major attractions busy. The climate in Iguazu is hot and humid (highs 30℃ / 95℉ and lows 22℃ / 72℉), which makes travel during this time of the year hot. Buenos Aires is hot and humid, but be prepared with a poncho, as sudden downpours are not uncommon. This is a great period to visit Argentine Patagonia. The warmer temperatures make the region more accessible and exploring the attractions more enjoyable.
Argentina in March
March sees the end of summer and the transition into Fall. Mendoza hosts ‘Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia’ (Grape Harvest National Festival), which takes place annually in the first week of the month. The festival celebrates Argentina’s famed wines and wine-making industry. The week-long event culminates at the Frank Romero Day Greek Theatre, where hundreds of dancers and actors perform a stage spectacular to live music. Planning with plenty of anticipation is essential during the festival due to its global popularity.
Argentina in April
The shoulder season of Fall is a good time to travel to Argentina. Temperatures across the country ease off as the summer heat passes. Visitors to Iguazu Falls will appreciate lower humidity and cooler temperatures, especially when hiking the network of trails. Rocks and vegetation previously covered by heavy water flow are now visible, affording different photo opportunities. April continues to be a good time to travel to Argentine Patagonia. Temperatures in El Calafate and in Los Glaciares National Park remain well above freezing. April is a great time to travel to Mendoza. Enjoy warm days (average temperatures 21℃ / 70℉), excellent weather for adventure activities, and the changing colors of the season.
Argentina in May
Temperatures across Argentina start to drop off as the end of fall approaches. The mild weather in Buenos Aires is great for long days of walking and exploring the city. In Iguazu, the cooler weather, lower levels of humidity and blue skies make May an attractive time to visit. Water levels are low, which offers a different perspective on the falls. Bariloche sees the end of the tourist season and prepares for the busy ski season ahead. Many hotels and facilities close down during this time.
Argentina in June
Argentine Patagonia is less desirable in June due to the colder climate. However, for hardy travelers not concerned about the weather, fewer tourist crowds make it a good alternative time to discover the region. Average daytime temperatures in El Calafate, El Chalten and Los Glaciares National Park hover above freezing, whilst nighttime temperatures just dip below. Iguazu Falls, good weather with blue skies and less crowds. Water levels are low in June and the falls may lose a little of their natural charm. Buenos Aires is cooler, with highs of 15℃ / 59℉ and lows 8℃ / 46℉. Days are short with just 9 hours of daylight. June is the start of the whale season in Peninsula Valdes. Hotels located near Puerto Madryn are recommended, as whales are mostly seen in the southern bay area close to the town.
Argentina in July
Argentina in August
Argentina in September
Springtime is the start of milder weather in Argentina. This shoulder season continues until November and is an alternative time to travel to some destinations. Daytime temperatures in Buenos Aires are perfect for walking around and exploring the attractions. The city’s parks and green spaces start to change color as flowers and trees begin to bloom. Iguazu Falls receives fewer visitors in September, making it a good time to experience the falls, whilst avoiding the crowds and higher-priced hotels. There is a good flow of water over the falls, but not furious. The calmer falls, with rocks jutting out (not seen in high water), make for great photo opportunities.
Argentina in October
October is a good time for whale watching at Peninsula Valdez. The southern right whale and the balaena genus are easily spotted close to the shoreline at this time. Whale-watching season is from June to December. From June to August, whales mainly occupy the southern bay area, so using accommodations in Puerto Madryn area is recommended. From September to December whales are more commonly seen in the northern bay, so it is recommended using accommodations on the peninsular.
Argentina in November
November is considered the best time to visit Argentina, specifically Buenos Aires, with warm (but not roasting) daytime temperatures and low levels of humidity. The city is full of color, with the native purple jacaranda tree in full bloom. Iguazu is still in low season. Comfortable weather conditions and fewer crowds make November a good time to experience the falls. For wildlife lovers, November onward is a good time to travel to Peninsula Punta Tumbo to see the breeding ground of the Magellanic penguin. Located an hour’s drive from Puerto Madryn, the colony of roughly a million breeding penguins is an awesome natural spectacle to see.
Argentina in December
The best time to visit Argentina could be the festive month of December. Over the Christmas and New Year period planning 8-12 months in advance is strongly recommended. Temperatures across the country start to increase as summertime begins. Buenos Aires, expect festivities and fireworks on December 24th (nochebuena) when Argentines celebrate Christmas. The streets of the city come alive on December 31st. Warm evenings, entertainment, and great food make for an enjoyable way to welcome in the New Year. Mendoza is hot during December with temperatures averaging 25℃ / 77℉, but the low levels of humidity make visiting pleasant. Exceptional cuisine and wine combined with relaxing scenery make Mendoza a great choice for a Christmas getaway.