In southern Latin America, right against Chile and along the Atlantic Ocean, this country offers all the climates, landscapes, attractions and many unforgettable adventures: whale watching, trekking in Patagonia, galloping in the pampas... The only regret is the long distances from one point of interest to another. In Argentina, you will discover sites classified by UNESCO that are quite breathtaking, from the wild beauty of the natural parks to the prestigious architecture of the Jesuit missions, including the immense one of Córdoba. A favorite for Los Glaciares, the diamond of Patagonia and its glacial lakes. The atmosphere and assets differ so much from one region to another that it is difficult to choose! But you can't miss the bustling Buenos Aires where you will certainly land. And you haven't seen anything yet! To the north, head for the Andes, its peaks and llamas on the borders of Bolivia. Here live the last Indians. In the plain it is the pampa and its horse farms. Also unavoidable are the chutes d'Iguaçuspectacular attractions of the Misiones region, which is home to the most beautiful Jesuit missions. There is still so much to see and do: take the lake route, taste wine tourism in the Mendoza region, discover Tierra del Fuego, not to mention the mythical Ushuaïa, the southernmost city in the world from where you can see the Andes diving into the ocean. So it's no wonder that everyone who has travelled to Argentina wants to go back!

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When to go to Argentina?

Argentina is located in the southern hemisphere where spring extends from late September to late December, then summer to late March, autumn to late June and winter to late September. The high tourist season is in July. Be careful at certain times of the year, such as during Semana Santa, Holy Week, which precedes Easter, Argentines are on holiday and hotels are under attack. January is the Argentinean summer holiday, remember to make your accommodation reservations.

In Mesopotamia and Misiones, rainfall is constant, even higher from December to March, and the summer is particularly hot. July is the best time to visit the Iguazú Falls whether you are in Argentina or Brazil. But it is the high tourist season and prices are rising. In the northwest, temperatures rise to over 40°C in summer. To avoid! The wet season is between November and March, it is the Andean winter. Buenos Aires and the pampas are sheltered from heavy rains and enjoy a moderate, although more humid climate in the capital and on the coast. While temperatures remain pleasant, January and February are sometimes very humid. In Patagonia, you will not suffer from the heat! The ideal time to visit is in summer when temperatures are the mildest (sometimes 15°C) and days are long, but bring warm clothes as the weather changes quickly and winds are strong. In Atlantic Patagonia, the whales of Puerto Madryn are observed from July to mid-December. The Patagonia winter is not as harsh as one can imagine from Europe and can be an opportunity to ski in the lake region.

How to go to Argentina? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The formula frees you from many worries but you lose in freedom, necessarily! A large number of professionals offer you this destination from France, all exclusive, for two or three weeks, itinerary, accommodation and meals included. On site, you will find many turnkey tourist offers, for a multi-day horseback ride, whale watching, high mountain trekking, etc.

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If you prepare your stay well in advance, there is no reason why you cannot travel alone to Argentina. Be sure to plan routes from one point to another when you move to another region. Book your accommodation in advance during Argentina's school holidays (January) and during Holy Week, when the country is in turmoil. You can rent a car to drive freely through a region (the roads are good). Plan a small week per region.

With often a thousand km to travel from one region to another, flying remains the most efficient way to get around. The road network is generally well developed and maintained. Buses serve the whole country. They are comfortable and we sleep very well there. Travel at night to save one night in a hotel, except along the mountain range where it would be a shame to miss the scenery. The railway network is practically non-existent. In the city, taxis are legion.

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When to travel?

Argentina is located in the southern hemisphere where spring extends from late September to late December, then summe...
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Weather forecast

In the northeast, warm in the valleys: humid and warm from December to February, cooler but sunny from April to Octob...
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Budget

The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso. Be careful, counterfeit 50 or 100 AR$ notes are circulating...
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Formalities

To enter Argentine territory, European Community nationals do not need a visa. A valid passport (at least, still vali...
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Health

Protect yourself against mosquitoes (malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus). The Hanta virus exists in Patagonia, pa...
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How to travel by yourself?

If you prepare your stay well in advance, there is no reason why you cannot travel alone to Argentina. Be sure to pla...
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How to get organized?

The formula frees you from many worries but you lose in freedom, necessarily! A large number of professionals offer y...
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Getting around

With often a thousand km to travel from one region to another, flying remains the most efficient way to get around....
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