Argentina Travel Guide

Argentina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. It has everything from stunning hikes in El Chalten to one of the most incredible glaciers I’ve ever seen, Perito Moreno.

I fell in love with Mendoza wine country and ate my way through Buenos Aires. Once you’ve explored the country and had a taste of Dulce de Leche, Mate (tea) and empanadas, you won’t want to leave.

This Argentina travel guide has all my tips and recommendations you need to plan the perfect trip to Argentina.

Hiking Laguna Torre with 2 weeks in Argentina
Laguna Torre hike is one of the best day hikes in Argentina

Best time to visit Argentina

I’ve visited Argentina in summer and winter and enjoyed both seasons. It comes down to what you want to do during your trip.

If it’s hiking in Patagonia, then you should visit between November and May when the days are warmer and longer. But if you’re here for skiing in Bariloche, July and August are great options. Mendoza is a year-round destination, but if you want to experience the grape harvest, plan your vacation for March and April.

Summer (from December to February) is high season for tourism, so you’ll run into big crowds. I recommend booking flights and accommodation in advance as they get booked quickly.

What to expect

  • Capital city: Buenos Aires
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
  • Safety: I felt extremely safe in Argentina

How to travel around Argentina

Argentina is a big country, and getting between destinations often involves a flight or a very long bus ride. Both are safe and comfortable. Yes, even the 16 hour bus I took from Mendoza to Bariloche!

How many days to spend in Argentina

2 Weeks in Argentina is enough time to see the highlights and tick off the main attractions on your Argentina bucket list. But I recommend at least 3 weeks. If you want to explore the country at a slower pace, you’ll need a month or more.