Boat near Iguazu waterfalls, Argentina

Best time to visit Argentina

Argentina’s great size means that the climate varies from region to region and the best time of year to visit is largely determined by your destination.

Whatever the month there's somewhere to go

It’s impossible to generalise about the best time of year to visit Argentina due to the regional variation, but every month offers opportunities, so if you’re planning a holiday for a specific time of year we can find the best destinations for you to visit.

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Andes Mountains, Argentina, Mendoza © CVarsescu, Shutterstock

Argentina's seasons

Located in the southern hemisphere, Argentina’s seasons are the opposite to the north, with summer from December to March, autumn in April & May, Winter from June to September and spring in October & November.

Weather by region

Climate and weather varies widely and the information below can be used as a guide for planning your holiday to Argentina.

Caminito in La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires © JKraft,Shutterstock

Buenos Aires & the Pampas

The city and its surrounding region is best visited in temperate spring and autumn, as can be very hot and humid in the summer months. Winter tends to be mild and days are often sunny so this is a good time to visit as well.

At Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina © KBoonnitrod,Shutterstock

Patagonia & the far south

Trekking is best from January to March, though the region can be visited any time from spring to autumn. April can be lovely when the leaves turn scarlet and the days are clear. Southern Patagonia is pretty much closed in winter, apart from the ski resort at Ushuaia. Whale watching on the Valdes Peninsula is best from September to December.

Waterfalls of Iguazu, Argentina © KBargiel,Shutterstock

The northeast

Iguazu Falls can be visited all year but are most impressive after rainfall, so April is usually best.

View of Lake Victoria in San Carlos de Bariloche in South America © JCrebbin, Shutterstock

The Lake District

This area is wonderful from spring to autumn but can be very busy in January and February. Trekking is best from January and good till the end of March. There tend to be fewer visitors in March and April.

Cerro Uritorco in the Sierras Chicas, northwest Argentina © LFBlanco,Shutterstock

The northwest

This region can be visited year-round even in the peak winter months of July and August Most rain falls in January to March when roads can be impassable at times. The cloudforest areas are best visited from April to November.

Winelands in Argentina © Sunsiger,Shutterstock

The Winelands

Hiking around Aconcagua is only possible in the summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant but the road across the border to Chile is sometimes blocked by snow in the winter months.

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