About Argentina Travel

Argentina is a place as pristine, natural and exhilarating as it gets. From the fantastic wine countries around Mendoza and the enormous salt flats of Salta near the Bolivian border to the raw beauty of Patagonia and the Lake District, Argentina is where you can get your fix for fresh air and the outdoors.

While were weren't overly wowed by the capital of Buenos Aires, it is many peoples' favourite city in South America. It's a bustling place with plenty of bars and nightclubs and some incredible restaurants, but for us, it was the rest of Argentina that really blew us away.

On this page you'll find all you need to know about travelling in Argentina including where to go, when to go, what to do and what to expect. We'll also include some travel tips and our own personal travel experiences so you'll have a better idea of what Argentina travel is like.

Things To Do In Argentina

The best things to do in Argentina either involve eating, drinking wine or hiking in the great outdoors. Mixing all of these together with a long day of hiking and then ending over a glass of red wine and a fantastic ribeye steak can make day in Argentina about as perfect as they come.

Below you'll find all of our posts about things to do in different parts of Argentina.

Fly Fishing in the Patagonian Lake District of Argentina

Fly fishing has always been one of my favourite hobbies. Ever since I was a 3-year-old boy I’ve loved everything about it. The sound of the river rushing beneath my feet. The tranquility of nature. The abundance of life in the wilderness. The gentle whisper of the fly ...

The Best Things To Do In & Around Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is the capital of the Mendoza province in Argentina and it’s also the capital of the wine production and distribution for the entire country. Although a very “wine-forward” place, there are lots of things to do in Mendoza that aren’t alcohol-related. The nearby ...

Places To Visit in Argentina

With an area of 2,766,890 square kilometres (1,068,302 square miles), Argentina is enormous. There are so many different regions and in each region, with its unique microclimate, you'll find different landscapes, food, wine and unique activities. 

When we visited Argentina, it wasn't so affordable to get around because at that time, they had a tourist tax on all domestic flights. Nowadays the tourist tax is gone so you have the option for flights on those larger journeys, or you can still take the bus or rent a car as we did.

Below you'll find all of our posts about the different places to visit in Argentina.

Bariloche to Buenos Aires – Our Last Stop in Argentina

Our time in the Lake District of Argentina had come to an end. The 10 day trip was filled with nature and outdoor activities, but it was time to move on. On one hand, we were looking forward to travelling from Bariloche to Buenos Aires, as it meant ...

Argentina’s Lake District – Our Road Trip to Villa La Angostura and San Martín de los Andes

Argentina had surprised and delighted us at every turn. From the natural wonder of Perito Moreno Glacier and the fantastic hiking around El Chalén, to the desert landscapes of Salta and the vineyards of Mendoza, the diversity of Argentina was remarkable. After spending a few days relaxing in ...

Bariloche, Argentina: Our First Stop in The Lake District

From glaciers and snow-capped mountains to lakes and rolling hills, we moved north from Argentina’s southern Patagonia and made our way to the Lake District. It was time to see what the northern reaches of Patagonia had to offer. The bus ride was brutal. Not that ...

Exploring El Chaltén – Argentina’s Trekking Capital

Nowhere in the world have we seen such unique mountain formations than during our trip to Patagonia. Tall and narrow, jagged and uneven, these peaks are some of the most photographed in the world – and for good reason. With the impressive “Towers” on the Chilean side and ...

Perito Moreno Glacier – El Calafate’s Natural Wonder

“Perito Moreno is the coolest glacier ever! You’ll see soo many pieces of ice fall into the water!” “The edge of the glacier calves frequently, we saw tons of ice falling!” After hearing our fellow travellers and online articles describe Perito Moreno as the most amazing glacier, we couldn’t wait to ...

Travelling Salta: A Culture-Rich Region of Argentina

When planning our travel route around Argentina, our eyes were continuously drawn to the northwestern province of Salta, which is bordered by Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay. With so many countries edging this province, we knew it would be an interesting, culture-rich region to visit. We arrived in Salta city ...

Argentina Travel Information

While Argentina is a growing tourism destination, there still isn't all that much information about travelling here online. But don't worry! Thanks to a great bus system, decent domestic flight connections, awesome hotels and plenty of great tours, travelling in Argentina is easy. The hardest part is the long distances that you sometimes have to cover in a bus.

Below you'll find some posts that will help you plan an epic trip to Argentina. There's a lot to know about this country, so take your time in the planning process. Just know that you'll have some long journeys, but they are often beautiful and when you arrive, it is worth every curve and bump in the road.

Digital Nomad Guide to Living in Bariloche

In this complete guide, you’ll learn what it’s like living in Bariloche, Argentina as a digital nomad.  Located in the Lake District of Patagonia on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche (full name, San Carlos de Bariloche) has always been a popular destination for domestic ...

Cafayate to Tilcara & The Salt Flats: Road Trip in Northwestern Argentina

“You’re taking that road?” Our guide on the Free Walking Tour in Salta exclaimed. “It’s often flooded and is a pretty crazy drive.” We had heard that the road from Cafayate to Cachi was bad from other bloggers, but having a local Argentinian tell us it ...

Salta to Cafayate: How To Road Trip in Northwestern Argentina

Having your own wheels to explore is the ultimate in travel freedom, and the region around Salta is the best place to hit the road! We travelled for 8 days and 7 nights around the province of Salta and Jujuy in our little silver Chevy Classic, and have ...

Argentinian Cuisine

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Cafayate, Argentina: It’s All About the Wine

Awaking from a fantastic night’s sleep in a king-sized bed, I rolled over and reached for the iPhone. Checking my WhatsApp messages, I saw that there was a new one from Destino Argentina. The message read: “I received an email from the manager of El Esteco Vineyard. They will ...

Our Argentina Travel Blogs

After spending 2 months in Argentina with one month living in the capital and the rest travelling around by bus and rented car, we fell in love. Below you'll find all of our personal Argentina travel blogs. These are our own travel tales and experiences that we had while travelling in Argentina.

Hopefully by reading our stories, you'll get a better idea of what Argentina travel might be like for you and it will help you plan a better trip.

Cafayate, Argentina: It’s All About the Wine

Awaking from a fantastic night’s sleep in a king-sized bed, I rolled over and reached for the iPhone. Checking my WhatsApp messages, I saw that there was a new one from Destino Argentina. The message read: “I received an email from the manager of El Esteco Vineyard. They will ...

Living in Buenos Aires: Our Surprising Love / Hate Relationship with Argentina’s Capital

From the northern coast of Colombia to the most southern country on the continent, we boarded our flight in Cartagena bound for Buenos Aires, Argentina, which would be our temporary home for the next month. Renowned for its mouth-watering steaks, robust wines and sultry tango dancing, ...

Visiting a Doctor Abroad: My Experience in Buenos Aires

Going to the hospital is scary. Whether you’re visiting the hospital in your home country, or abroad, the experience is always a bit nerve-wracking because you don’t know what the diagnosis is going to be. Not to mention, you’re surrounded by people hooked up to IV’s and ...


When To Travel To Argentina

The Best Time To Visit: September to December

The best time to visit Argentina depends on where you travel to, but in general the best time to travel here is in the Spring (September to December). 

Keep in mind though that Argentina is huge, with many different climates in different regions and altitudes, so you can actually comfortably visit at any time of the year.

While the entire country can be visited year-round, the climate in Argentina can be roughly categorized into four main regions: Patagonia & The Lake District, the Pampas, the Andes and the north.

Patagonia & The Lake District

Patagonia is located in the far south of Argentina and generally has hot summers between December and March. In general these are the best months to visit when Buenos Aires is scorching hot. July and Augusts are other great times to visit Patagonia and The Lake District as they have clear skies with crisp, cool days.

Patagonia is has the opposite climate of most of Argentina. While the rest of the country has hot summers and cold, dry winters, Patagonia sees more rainfall in the cooler months and sunnier, drier summers.


Pampas is where you'll find the capital of Buenos Aires, bu tit's only a small part of this region. Generally the summers here (December to February) can be unbearably hot while the winters (June to August) are quite cool.

Generally the best time to visit the Pampas is in the Spring (September to November) when the weather isn't too hot or too cold and it's typically still dry and sunny.


The Andes get cold in the winter (like below freezing cold) and the higher you climb, the cooler it gets, so the best time to visit the Andes is in the spring and summer when the weather is at its warmest. At this time of year, you can expect averages of around 20°C.

​The North

In parts of northern Argentina there is as much as 500mm of rainfall every year, so expect some pretty intense humidity and temperatures above 35°C in the summer. Generally July to September and February to May are the best times to visit the Iguazu Falls and other parts of this region. 

Keep in mind that the falls are extremely busy over public holidays like Easter.


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