Best Time to Visit Argentina

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Argentina. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia und Salta. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Argentina for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -2 °C to 30 °C
Waves Symbol 4 °C to 7 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.127.17 in (6 – 11 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 5.7 °C (Ushuaia) and 16.5 °C (Buenos Aires)
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Geographical location

The Republic of Argentina is located in South America. More than 43 million people live on an area of 2.78 million square kilometres. Buenos Aires is the capital of the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.

The landscapes of Argentina are incredibly varied. Besides flat coastal plains, subtropical rain forests and the dry pampas in the Argentine Andes, for example, there are also gigantic mountains over 6000 metres high. At 6962 meters, Aconcagua is the highest mountain of the entire American continent.

Large parts of the Rio de la Plata flow through Argentina. With the Mar Chiquita there is a 5770 square kilometre salt lake in the province of Córdoba. In the south of Argentina lies the Los Glaciares National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. 250 miles east of Argentina lie the Falkland Islands. These have been claimed by Argentina since 1833. Foreign policy and defence are in the hands of the United Kingdom. For example, the city of Buenos Aires is about 7000 miles away from London.

Climate in Argentina

Guanaco Lama in Argentinien (David Thyberg / stock.adobe.com)  lizenziertes Stockfoto 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In general, the seasons in the southern hemisphere are exactly opposite to the seasons in Europe. Due to its geographical size, however, there are strong regional differences in some cases.

Argentina can be divided into four very different climate zones. To illustrate this, we have included the climate data of three measuring stations on this page: Ushuaia for the south of Argentina and the Patagonia region, the city of Salta for the north of the country (including Iguazú waterfalls, Tucamán) and of course the capital Buenos Aires.

In principle, it can be said that the south is significantly colder than the north of the country, while the east with the Atlantic winds records significantly more precipitation than the rain-reduced east of Argentina. The warmest months are October to March (summer), June to August are the coldest.

Best Time to Visit Argentina: Overview

JanuaryJan
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perfect time for Patagonia, but wet & hot in the north
FebruaryFeb
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perfect time for Patagonia, but wet in the north
MarchMar
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perfect for round trips
AprilApr
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perfect for round trips
MayMay
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well suited in the north
JuneJun
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perfect in the north of Argentina
JulyJul
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perfect in the north of Argentina
AugustAug
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perfect in the north of Argentina
SeptemberSep
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perfect in the north of Argentina
OctoberOct
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perfect for round trips
NovemberNov
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perfect time for Patagonia, but wet & hot in the north
DecemberDec
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perfect time for Patagonia, but wet & hot in the north

When to visit Argentina?


Due to the climatic differences, it is difficult to speak of a best travel season for the whole of Argentina. Nevertheless, there are also very good possibilities for round trips through the impressive country to combine the different regions.

In general, the capital Buenos Aires is suitable for a visit all year round, the winter is quite short and remains pleasantly mild. However, the best time to travel for Buenos Aires is during the transitional months in spring and autumn.

The north of Argentina is rather tropical, especially at the Iguazú waterfalls it is very humid all year round. Similar to the northwest (highlands around Salta) the winter months are much cooler, but due to the lower humidity they are more recommendable for a trip.

In southern Argentina, the Argentine summer from November to mid-March is considered the best travel season for Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Many hotels, however, close in the cold winter from June to August, even though winter sports play an increasingly important role in tourism.

You can already see it: The south shines from November to March, the north rather the other way round from March to November. Perfect interfaces for all regions of the country will therefore be created above all in the marginal months of March/April and October.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Argentina) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
Buenos AiresMarch, April, October, and November
UshuaiaJanuary, February, March, November, and December
SaltaJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Argentina

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Buenos Aires

Climate Chart Buenos Aires
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Ushuaia

Climate Chart Ushuaia
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Salta

Climate Chart Salta
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Argentina

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Argentina, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°29°26°23°19°15°15°17°19°22°25°28°
Night Temperature17°16°14°11°10°13°15°
Precipitation (inch)3.63.974.353.322.831.912.242.32.444.273.863.67
Rainy days109101076678111011
Hours of Sunshine9777556666810
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Buenos Aires is 16.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: January (23.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (10.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 38.75 inch on 105 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: July

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, December is the sunniest month with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Ushuaia (Argentina)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°14°12°10°11°12°13°
Night Temperature-1°-2°-1°
Water Temperature
Precipitation (inch)1.541.772.052.22.091.891.421.771.651.381.381.69
Hours of Sunshine654321234566
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Ushuaia is 5.7 °C.

Warmest month: January (9.6 °C)
Coldest month: July (1.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Ushuaia is 7 °C. You cannot take a bath with these temperatures.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 20.83 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except January, and February

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, December is the sunniest month with an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 3.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Salta (Argentina)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature27°26°25°23°21°19°20°22°24°26°27°28°
Night Temperature16°16°15°12°11°14°16°
Precipitation (inch)7.176.424.651.460.350.120.160.160.281.022.565.43
Hours of Sunshine553444665665
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Salta is 16.5 °C.

Warmest month: January (21.2 °C)
Coldest month: June (10.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 29.76 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 7.17 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Salta.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Every Argentine traveller should try the traditional tango. To the beat of South American music, locals and holidaymakers dance day and night in lively bars, on the street or in nightclubs. Buenos Aires is considered a real hotspot and is the starting point for many visitors anyway. Also the visit of a steak restaurant should not be missing with your journey.

Another highlight in Argentina is of course the flora and fauna. In every region of the country there is a lot to discover in nature. Especially in the north there is a very diverse fauna. Jaguars, various monkey species, reptiles, parrots and flamingos are just a few examples of wildlife. The south in the Patagonia region is unparalleled in the world and is on the list of places that many holidaymakers should have visited once in their lives.

Visit the cowboys in the pampas, watch penguins on the Península Valdés or admire the imposing waterfalls of Iguazú in the middle of the rainforest. Argentina is perfect for a round trip and can be combined with neighbouring countries such as Brazil, Chile or Uruguay (by ferry from Buenos Aires).

Popular Activities

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit | Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner | North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour | La Bombonera: Boca Juniors Stadium Tour | Beagle Channel: Boat Tour with Hot Drink | Buenos Aires: Skip-the-Line Colon Theater and Palaces Tour | Buenos Aires: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Audioguide |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Ushuaia
light snow     light snow, 1 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 16 mph SW
Air Pressure: 984 hPa       Humidity: 86 %
Last updated: 24th Jun 2019, 11:16 pm
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Argentina: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Argentina holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Marcus, 50 years old was there in May

    In the sunshine it was pleasant, otherwise rather cool, at night cold

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Petra, 57 years old was there in April

    Sunny in Patagonia, not too cold. Highly recommended for national parks in the area.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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