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Bustling streets and crowded attractions across Argentina enter into a period of hibernation during the winter months, making this an ideal time for those who wish to discover Buenos Aires, Salta, and other cities or explore the warmer north while avoiding long queues and massive hordes — staples of the high season. As for ski enthusiasts, the party has just begun, with ski resorts across Patagonia becoming increasingly active during this time of the year.
Considering Argentina's massive landmass, winter conditions are different from one region to another. For instance, temperatures are mild, and the weather dry across Argentina’s north and northwest. The mercury in these parts of the country hovers between 17°C and 20°C during the daytime. But mind you, nights can be cold with temperatures dropping to as low as 4°C.
Buenos Aires gets cloudy at the beginning of June but gradually clears up by the end of the month. Temperatures here average between 12°C and 15°C. On the other hand, temperatures in Patagonia are rather unforgiving, with daytime temperatures ranging between 4°C and 6°C. At night, prepare for the temperature to drop below 0°C. Chances of precipitation are high all across the region — making June ideal for skiing in Patagonia.
For a seasonal overview, check out our travel guide on the best time to visit Argentina.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider traveling to Argentina in June. We have listed a few of them below.
- Skiing season: June is the best time to visit Patagonia if you are fond of skiing. However, be mindful of accommodation prices at popular destinations like Cerro Catedral in Bariloche or Cerro Castor in Ushuaia. Booking a room at a decent price can be difficult given visitor numbers.
- Fewer travelers: Aside from ski slopes, you will be hard-pressed to find visitors in Argentina at this time of year, even though hiking trails across the country started opening up to welcome travelers. June is the perfect time to go on a sightseeing tour of Cordoba, Buenos Aires, and Salta. Highlights like Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de la Plata and Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, which are packed during high seasons, are much more accessible in June.
- Warmer northwest: Make sure that you include parts of northwestern Argentina in your itinerary if you are heading for the country during the cold season. Destinations like Salta and Puerto Iguazu enjoy mild and dry winters.
- Festivities: Be part of the ‘longest-night-in-the-world’ celebrations in Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, on June 21 and party with the locals during the Patagonian new year festivities. Gather around a massive bonfire and relish local delicacies, traditional music, and other activities.
Do not let winter chills deter your plans to visit Argentina in June. Although Argentina as well as the Southern Hemisphere in general experiences lower temperatures during this time of year, the northern part of the country remains warm and receives plenty of sunshine. Hike through the grasslands of Puna and set camp in the Calchaqui Valleys to enjoy the unrivaled beauty of the Argentine wilderness.
Culture vultures might want to head for Salta, where the Gauchos of Guemes Parade, an ode to the national hero Martin Miguel de Guemes, is held annually on June 17. Celebrations include a night vigil, huge bonfires, and an impressive horse parade.
June offers suitable conditions for relaxing city tours, national park hikes as well as a chance for winter-sport fanatics to ski down powdery slopes. Argentina’s northern cities are relatively quiet during this time of year and provide opportunities to explore major attractions without having to contend with crowds, while the south of the country has suitable conditions for winter sports.
The mix of activities available in Argentina during this time of year provides opportunities for travelers of all kinds. We can provide you with a tailor-made Argentina itinerary that perfectly suits your needs. If you need help, feel free to reach out to our travel expert in Argentina to craft a customized trip to Argentina in June. To find out more about package tour options, check out our Argentina in July tours.
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