Sara and John say...
Whether seeking out the summer glaciers of Patagonia or dancing the tango on a warm winter’s day in Buenos Aires - and so much in between - Argentina has landscape, culture and climate to meet almost all tastes.
While winter storms sweep across the far south, northern Argentina is often at its most comfortable for visitors through the winter months of June to August. Daytime temperatures are typically sitting between the mid-teens and low twenties Celsius - ideal for strolling the city streets of Buenos Aires. Winter sports fans will be heading to the Andes though, as freezing temperatures open the ski season up for business around Bariloche.
Through September and October, warming sun and springtime showers bring a dazzling abundance of wild flowers to the slopes of the Lake District. And it’s a great time for nature-watching in Peninsula Valdes. Meanwhile the spring rains bring a greenness to the often arid landscape of Salta and the northeast.
As the steamy summer heat builds into the 30s across the north, so the south transforms itself into a playground of adventure during November to February. It’s the best time to cash in on clear and sunny skies across Patagonia. Los Glaciares National Park is at its most stunning, where it’s also the driest time of year.
Autumn brings a mellower heat and a ripening of the fruit. With temperatures in the mid-20s and occasional showers, what better time to relax with a glass or two among the vineyards surroundings Mendoza?
Drink it in. But with so much variety through the year, time your visit carefully to quench your appetite for this fabulous country.