Argentina

Argentina Travel Guide

From the urbane streets of Buenos Aires to the jungle by Iguaza Falls and the rugged terrain of Patagonia, Argentina travel offers a study in extremes—a perfectly poised balance between wilderness and sophistication. This South American country has seen its share of political and economic turmoil over the years, but the geography of the Argentina nicely mirrors the diversity of the cultures that populate it. When you visit Argentina you’ll find the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires, as well as a tranquil coastline, the exquisite (but unforgiving) beauty of the snow-capped Andes Mountains and the rich wine country of Mendoza. Read on in this Argentina travel guide to embark on a rich South American vacation:

Things Not to Miss in Argentina

• Trying your hand (or feet) at the tango
 • Standing in the Playa de Mayo in Buenos Aires
 • Wandering the cobblestoned streets of San Telmo in Buenos Aires
 • Seeing the Iguazu Falls
 • Sampling a local Malbec, perhaps at one of the local parrillas, or steak houses
 • Sitting in the stands for a futbol match
 • Driving through the Lake District
 • Explore Cordova, a university town with Colonial architecture

When to Go to Argentina

The best time to travel to Argentina depends on where you want to focus your trip. Some factors to consider: Summer, December through February, is the best time to visit the extreme landscape of Patagonia. You’ll find fewer crowds in Buenos Aires during the summer, but it can get hot, too. The prime time to visit Buenos Aires is in the spring (September through November), when the temperatures are cool and the purple jacarandas are in bloom. A great time to see Mendoza or the Lake District is in the fall, when the foliage pops—and there are fewer crowds.

Articles about Argentina

Sophie Lloyd founded Shop Hop in 2010, the same year she moved to Buenos Aires. The fashion writer, editor and stylist-turned-personal-shopper now spends her time exploring the city’s ever-changing fashion scene and discovering new local designers...
Travel south in Argentina and the place names begin to change. The letters l, w, and y creep in alongside Spanish syllables: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Trevelin, Gaiman. Vowels masquerade as consonants. This region of Patagonia, the Chubut province, i...
Travel south in Argentina and the place names begin to change. The letters l, w, and y creep in alongside Spanish syllables: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Trevelin, Gaiman. Vowels masquerade as consonants. This region of Patagonia, the Chubut province, i...
Argentina’s economy is, at least for now, in a state of chaos, with inflation increasing exponentially. Many travelers who arrive there are mystified by a common Argentine practice: exchanging money at the “blue” rate (translation: on the black ma...
Itching for that next adventure, but still have little ones in tow? This December, give them the gift of a lifetime—without spending a dime—on tours bound for Chilean Patagonia with cruise outfitter Australis. Here’s the deal: for every adult t...
Itching for that next adventure, but still have little ones in tow? This December, give them the gift of a lifetime—without spending a dime—on tours bound for Chilean Patagonia with cruise outfitter Australis. Here’s the deal: for every adult t...
Itching for that next adventure, but still have little ones in tow? This December, give them the gift of a lifetime—without spending a dime—on tours bound for Chilean Patagonia with cruise outfitter Australis. Here’s the deal: for every adult t...
Le Grill The Dish: The city’s dry-aged steak pioneer is known for its ojo de bife, or rib eye. Each inch-thick portion is matured for 28 days and served with one of seven potato sides, like decadent milhojas, a gratin with Reblochon cheese. The...
Le Grill The Dish: The city’s dry-aged steak pioneer is known for its ojo de bife, or rib eye. Each inch-thick portion is matured for 28 days and served with one of seven potato sides, like decadent milhojas, a gratin with Reblochon cheese. The...
The region’s hotels traditionally close during the cooler months from May to September. But this year, Quasar Expeditions (five-day trips from $7,150 per person), a tour operator with nearly 30 years of experience in South America, is offering wil...