Is it safe to visit Argentina

Argentina vacation travel time

At a glance

Argentina is a very large country, so the climate in the different regions is quite different. The north-east of the country has a subtropical climate, while the center is humid and the south is colder. The ideal time to visit the country is between March and April and between October and November: this is how to avoid the severe cold in the south, the great heat in the north and the rainy season. For a visit to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, the Argentine spring is recommended, i.e. the European autumn, when there is a pleasant climate ... while you can go hiking in Patagonia all year round!

Travel and wilderness

In Argentina you will see a lot of wild animals. In the northeast of the country you will encounter capybaras (large rodents), black caimans, howler monkeys and numerous species of birds. When visiting the Iguazú Falls, also to the northeast, you will have the opportunity to see monkeys, lizards and toucans. In Ushuaïa you will encounter cormorants, sea lions and penguins. For a round trip in northeast Argentina, the period between April and November is recommended to avoid the rainy season, while the climate conditions in Ushuaïa are pleasant all year round!

Travel, hiking and mountain tours

Argentina is crossed by the Andes. This famous mountain range offers numerous opportunities for wonderful hiking tours. Climb Cerro Torre to the south or climb the snow-capped peaks in Bariloche. In Patagonia, do not miss the town of El Bolsón: it is one of the best starting points in the country for hiking through wooded areas, cascades and mountains. From Mendoza you can climb the famous Cerro Aconcagua very well! The best time to travel is in the European autumn months, between September and November: in Argentina it is spring and the temperatures are very pleasant for hiking tours all over the country.

Mendoza city center

In the middle of the country, the climate is very humid: avoid the rainy season from December to March and plan to visit this region preferably between April and November. Two-thirds of the prestigious Argentine wine is produced in this region and you are sure to enjoy a tour of the famous wine cellars in Mendoza. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities around the city ... climbing the mythical Aconcagua is particularly recommended!

The pampas and Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is sure to delight you. The city is charming, the cuisine is excellent, you party and meet hospitable people. The cosmopolitan city, in which there is always something going on, is a mixture of modernity and authenticity and has a lot to offer. The Argentine spring is particularly recommended for a stay, i.e. European autumn: in the other seasons the climate is hot and humid and a tour of the city is quite exhausting under these conditions.

Patagonia and Ushuaïa

The south of Argentina is the coldest region in the country. We would therefore like to warn you in advance: in the "hottest" season, temperatures reach 15 degrees! However, the climate is particularly mild all year round, making this region extremely pleasant for hiking, especially between November and March. A journey of discovery through this breathtaking region is a wonderful experience all year round - via the mythical Ruta Nacional 40, one of the most isolated axes in the world.

The northwest

The north-west of Argentina is characterized by a very dry climate. It is crossed by the famous Andean chain. In the west of this beautiful region of Argentina, which is preferably visited in the dry season to avoid the oppressive heat and the rainy season, the horizon is dominated by impressive peaks. A unique opportunity to discover the Andean craftsmanship and the Quechua language ... and marvel at the cacti in Parque Nacional Los Cardones!

The northeast

The north-east of the country has a tropical climate: the rainy season here extends from December to March. For a visit to this region, the months April to November are therefore preferable. Here you can especially discover the fascinating Iguazú waterfalls. The highest reaches 90 meters. Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, these waterfalls are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Register and are one of the unmissable stages on a round trip in Argentina.