With a bustling capital, lush vineyards, vast pampas, snow-capped peaks, beguiling falls, and stunning landscapes, a trip to Argentina promises enough adventure to last a lifetime. The South American tourist haven offers so much to see and do. Here is our comprehensive Argentina travel guide that tells you everything you need to know about planning a trip to Argentina.

You can start by discovering how many days to spend in Argentina and the best time to visit it. But if we were to recommend, we can tell you for free that Argentina in December is the stuff of dreams. When it comes to the best places to visit and things to do in Argentina, we have got you covered. Our Argentina travel guide chronicles all the must-see places in the Land of Silver, from the energetic capital city of Buenos Aires to the wine vineyards in Mendoza, to the cascading Iguazu Falls, to the dramatic landscapes of Salta and the diverse national parks scattered around the country.

Your trip to Argentina will never be complete if you do not visit the stunning Patagonia. With so much to see in the region, you will find our guide on the top things to do in Patagonia handy to make the most of your time there.

Top Destinations in Argentina

Discover the highlights of Argentina.

Hike the Spectacular Trails in Patagonia

Hike the Spectacular Trails in Patagonia

Much has been said about Patagonia’s breathtaking landscapes, and now is the time to see them for yourself. Explore the region’s lush rainforests, wind-swept steppes, and towering glaciers on your Patagonian excursion. And do not forget to explore the dizzying pinnacles of Fitz Roy and Paine. View Tours

Explore the Breathtaking Iguazu Falls

Explore the Breathtaking Iguazu Falls

The other-worldly Iguazu Falls are home to more than 270 individual waterfalls. Marvel at the incredible sights of the falls and while you are in the area, explore the historically significant sights such as the Mborore Museum of Images of the Jungle and Tancredo Neves Bridge. View Tours

Enjoy a Glass of Wine in Mendoza

Enjoy a Glass of Wine in Mendoza

Mendoza is famed for producing the world's best Malbecs, but other top brands such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Torrontes are all strongly represented in South America's wine capital. With over 1000 vineyards, oenophiles will be spoiled for choice when on a wine tasting trip in Mendoza. View Tours

What to do in Argentina

Read all about the top things to do in Argentina.

Top 13 Things to do in Argentina

Top 13 Things to do in Argentina

From the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the grandeur of the Andes to the untamed wilderness of Patagonia, Argentina offers a variety of experiences for all kinds of travelers. Feel the passion of tango, witness the awe of Iguazu Falls, and savor Arge ...Read more

12 Epic Things to do in Patagonia

12 Epic Things to do in Patagonia

The rugged, untamed wilderness of Patagonia beckons travelers with the promise of unbound adventures. Nestled at the southern tip of South America, spanning both Chile and Argentina, this region is a sanctuary for nature lovers, thrill-seekers, and explor ...Read more

Top 12 Things to do in Buenos Aires

Top 12 Things to do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is more than just the capital city of Argentina; it is its very heart and soul. Here, the nation’s art, culture, history and, of course, love for soccer and tango are on full show. From visiting the trendy cafes in Palermo to exploring ...Read more

Argentina at a Glance

Quick facts about Argentina.


Argentina’s capital city is Buenos Aires. Although it sits on the edge of the country, it is very much Argentina’s centerpiece, with tango halls, grill restaurants, football stadiums, and passionate people proudly projecting everything good about Argentina.


Argentina has a land mass of 2,780,400 km2, making it the second largest country in South America. Thankfully, most of its major highlights are not very far apart and are easily accessible by bus.


+54 is the country code for Argentina when making a call from another country. Follow the country code with an area code, such as 11 for Buenos Aires.


The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (international code-ARS, symbol- $). All over the country, ATMs and currency exchange booths are available. Plus, many service providers in Argentina also accept American dollars or Brazilian Reals.


The Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza International Airport, is the main international airport serving domestic and international travelers in Argentina. It is in Ezeiza, 22km south of the Buenos Aires Central Business District. Code: EZE Closest City: Buenos Aires


Argentina’s visa-waiver program grants entry to travelers from visa-exempt countries for up to 90 days without a visa. We recommend checking your country’s travel advisory prior to booking a trip.


Though the official language of Argentina is Spanish, the country has 40 spoken languages. English is widely spoken in major cities. Learning a few native words and phrases goes a long way. Start with ‘Abrazo,’ a customary local greeting.


The phone numbers to call in case of an emergency are 101 for the police, 107 for an ambulance, and 100 for firefighters. Alternatively, you can call 911, which is the general emergency number.


Sharing mates from the same gourd is a social ritual in the country, and it is not uncommon to find strangers greeting each other with a kiss on the right cheek. Also, there are ride-sharing apps in Argentina like Uber but for motorcycles.

When to visit Argentina

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Argentina.

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  • Jan Avg Daily: 29 ° C Avg Nightly: 20 ° C
  • Feb Avg Daily: 25 ° C Avg Nightly: 19 ° C
  • Mar Avg Daily: 26 ° C Avg Nightly: 18 ° C
  • Apr Avg Daily: 22 ° C Avg Nightly: 15 ° C
  • May Avg Daily: 19 ° C Avg Nightly: 11 ° C
  • Jun Avg Daily: 16 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
  • Jul Avg Daily: 15 ° C Avg Nightly: 8 ° C
  • Aug Avg Daily: 17 ° C Avg Nightly: 10 ° C
  • Sep Avg Daily: 19 ° C Avg Nightly: 11 ° C
  • Oct Avg Daily: 22 ° C Avg Nightly: 14 ° C
  • Nov Avg Daily: 25 ° C Avg Nightly: 16 ° C
  • Dec Avg Daily: 28 ° C Avg Nightly: 18 ° C
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Best Time to Visit Argentina

Best Time to Visit Argentina

Argentina’s breathtaking beauty extends across its diverse landscape, from the majestic Andes Mountains to the sprawling plains of the Pampas. Throughout its four seasons, Argentina caters to various travel tastes and preferences. So the best time t ...Read more

Argentina in January: Warm Weather and Great Outdoors

Argentina in January: Warm Weather and Great Outdoors

Are you planning to visit Argentina in January? Excellent choice! January is the warmest month in Argentina with long days and plenty of sunshine. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that this is also the peak tourist month in the country. Many trav ...Read more

Argentina in February: Better Outdoors and Local Festivities

Argentina in February: Better Outdoors and Local Festivities

February is among the best times to plan a trip to Argentina! During this time, the tourist traffic to Argentina is starting to slow down, leaving visitors to enjoy all the benefits of the high season — long days, great weather, and a wide variety o ...Read more

How long to stay in Argentina

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Argentina.

Great Argentina Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Great Argentina Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Argentina is one of the heavyweights of South American tourism, but due to its vast size, any trip there requires careful planning.  Well-developed infrastructure and a long tradition of tourism mean travel is relatively easy, despite the distances. ...Read more

5 Days in Argentina: Top 3 Recommendations

5 Days in Argentina: Top 3 Recommendations

Argentina is a behemoth of a country that occupies much of the southern portion of South America. It has arid deserts, high mountains, cold tundra, and a vast ocean shoreline. So planning a trip to Argentina can be a bit challenging if you do not know whe ...Read more

7 days in Argentina: Top 4 Recommendations

7 days in Argentina: Top 4 Recommendations

With rugged, mountainous valleys, cold-water lakes, and steep glacier peaks, explore Argentina which is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. For those who wonder how many days to spend in Argentina, it is good to know that although 7 ...Read more

FAQs for Argentina

Read the most frequently asked questions and answers about traveling to Argentina below.

  • Is English a well-spoken language in Argentina?
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  • Is traveling to Argentina expensive?
  • What should you not do when on a trip to Argentina?

Sustainable travel – How to travel through Argentina responsibly

In line with Bookmundi’s vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Argentina. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Argentina tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

Here’s what you can do to travel to Argentina more responsibly:

  • Carbon offset your transport to Argentina via Emirates that allows for carbon offsetting. The moment your tour starts in Argentina, and if you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • You can donate a small amount to help the efforts of Fundacion Vida Silvestre, a local NGO with more than 30 years of experience in sustainable development and natural conservation.
  • You can opt for the off-the-beaten path while traveling in Argentina by trading numerous stopovers for an in-depth exploration of a region. Furthermore, choosing eco-lodges, crossing the Andes by boat, and eating less meat are alternative ways of reducing your carbon footprint.

Argentina travel tips and insights

  • Although many locals speak English, especially at popular tourist attractions, you are likely to enjoy your stay better if you learn some Spanish.
  • Argentines are generally warm and friendly, and it is customary to greet them with a cheek kiss outside professional settings.
  • Tourists may encounter petty crimes such as pickpocketing and counterfeit money, especially in big cities and tourist hotspots. So, stay vigilant and always observe the necessary security tips.
  • If you plan to tour the whole of Argentina, you are likely to encounter widely contrasting weather conditions. Remember to pack for all weather conditions — beach clothes, winter jackets, and everything in between.
  • Tourist highlights like Patagonia are usually crowded during the high season. So, booking your accommodation and transportation in advance is advisable.

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