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Argentina in April: Autumn Foliage and Fine Wine

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As the vibrant fall foliage blankets the Argentine terrain, the cool April weather makes traveling to Argentina all the more inviting. There is a gradual rise in crowds around this time looking to immerse in the activities in the country. Whether it’s cultural events, outdoor activities, or a relaxing vacation you’re after — Argentina has something for anyone in April.

Weather in Argentina in April

Fitz Roy mountain, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
The Fitz Roy hike is a test of endurance, but the view along the way makes it among the most beautiful hikes in Patagonia.

The weather in Argentina in April is generally warm, with precipitation gradually decreasing after the rainiest month of the year. Places like Mendoza in the west and Salta in the north see plenty of sunshine this time of the year. The daytime temperature averages between 23°C to 25°C, and nights usually don’t go any lower than 10°C.

Though cloudy in the first half of the month, Buenos Aires doesn’t see much rainfall either. By the end of April, the weather is generally clear and sunny. However, the chances of cooler temperatures and rain are higher in Patagonia, especially at night. The temperature might drop as low as 7°C to 10°C further south.

For a seasonal overview, check our guide on the best time to visit Argentina.

Why Visit Argentina in April

Street singers in Buenos Aires stock photo
Find street musicians performing in public places in the Caminito area in Buenos Aires.
Melting Glacier in Perito Moreno
An arch forms in the Perito Moreno glacier as the sun and water of Brazo Rico melt away the ice.

April is the peak shoulder season in Argentina. The weather in Argentina in April is near-ideal for the tourist traffic. It is a great time to explore the great outdoors, attend some of the most prominent cultural events in the country, or have a relaxing vacation.

  • Advantageous weather: April is cloudy but mostly dry. With chances of precipitation slowly decreasing, hiking Patagonia or exploring the Argentine wilderness is more viable in the autumn season.
  • Cultural events: April is a culturally busy month as there are several things to do in Argentina. The Easter celebrations and cultural festivals are the highlights of the month. For example, the annual BAFICI festival offers over 400 independent movie screenings from across the globe. You can also head out to Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires — a renowned book fair where you can meet publishers, writers, editors, and book fanatics.
  • Low tourist traffic at popular destinations: Despite a bustling cultural scene, the overall footfall in Argentina is still sparse. While locals are more likely to travel during the holidays, traffic at most popular tourist sites remains manageable and isn’t likely to overwhelm.
  • Moderate prices: April prices usually remain affordable up until the start of the month. However, flights and accommodations will see a slight spike in price when the locals start making reservations for holidays. Booking your trip several months in advance will allow you to take advantage of more moderate prices as demand for popular tourist destinations is tapering off.

Where to go and what to do

Wine tasting room in Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina's most prolific wine region, produces nearly two-thirds of the country's entire wine.

Take advantage of warm weather, enjoy the great outdoors, sip some great wine, and indulge in numerous cultural events in Argentina in April.

  • Wine-tasting tour in Mendoza: There are plenty of wineries holding tours and wine-tasting sessions. Add breathtaking Autumn views, and it’s an experience not to be forgotten.
  • Semana Santa: Easter is observed with grandeur in Argentina. There are plenty of parades, murgas, street parties, and bystanders are urged to join the celebrations.
  • Festival Nacional del Chocolate: In Patagonia, Semana Santa is the time to celebrate chocolate. This four-day-long celebration is characterized by copious chocolate consumption. The celebration ends on Easter Sunday when a gigantic chocolate egg is cracked shared among locals. If you happen to be visiting Patagonia in April, don’t miss out on the world’s longest chocolate bar.
  • Lake District: If you are visiting Bariloche, don’t miss out on the chance to explore the famous Seven Lakes Route, christened one of the most scenic roads in the country. For a more relaxing vacation, you can visit Villa La Angostura, a charming resort town, and spend some time exploring Lake Nahuel Huapi and Nahuel Huapi National Park.

April is an ideal month for outdoor activities, and there are a lot of places to visit in Argentina. Book a trip to Lake District, hike in Nahuel Huapi National Park, or enjoy the autumn views sipping a glass of wine in Mendoza. For city dwellers, there are plenty of cultural highlights to relish, like Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and Buenos Aires International Book Fair during this peak autumn month.

While a 7-day-trip to Argentina would be ideal to visit most attractions, we urge you to plan your trip as prices can get pretty competitive, especially when the locals head out for vacations during the Easter week. Check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Argentina. for more ideas and insights. You can also get in touch with our local travel experts in Argentina to devise a customized trip to Argentina. For instant inspiration, browse our trips to Argentina in April.

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