Argentina’s diverse geography takes you from lush jungles to beaches, endless plains and the soaring Andean peaks. Whether you are interested in the lively neighborhoods of Buenos Aires or the surprising German influences in Patagonia, or are ready to horseback ride through the fields or witness the power of Iguazu Falls, Argentina is colorful and eclectic.
Like a tapestry of past and present, Europe and South America, these are the most frequently asked questions from travelers considering a visit to the country and all the information you need to plan the perfect vacation.
Reviewed: September 15, 2021
Argentina has not yet announced its re-opening to American travelers, however our travel specialists anticipate opening around October 1, 2021.
While we await opportunities for international travelers, our travel specialists advise putting plans in motion for late 2021 and early 2022 as pent-up demand will be significant. If you are interested in traveling to Argentina, working with a travel specialist now will put you in an excellent position to book when the time is right.
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Buenos Aires defines the glamour of Argentina with a sense of European grandeur and South American spirit. The city’s streets pulse with a seductive rhythm that originates from art, music, architecture, lively cafes and charming neighborhoods. You can enjoy the following essential experiences in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires | Salta | Bariloche | Iguazu Falls
Seven to ten days is a great start for visiting Argentina, with a good amount of time to explore, discover and experience the highlights of the country. Your travel specialist can also find the perfect balance between the north and south for a more comprehensive trip that will take you from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires and down to Bariloche and Ushuaia.
The best time to visit Argentina is in March or November. These months lie in the shoulder season and offer the best weather to experience the country’s highlights.
The months from March to November bring summer and the edges of spring and fall. These months are great for visiting destinations in the central or northern regions of Argentina, such as Puerto Iguazu or Mendoza. The cooler weather makes the climate more pleasant and there is less rain, especially in the tropical climate of Puerto Iguazu.
The summer months of December, January and February are also great for visiting destinations in Patagonia, such as Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia. The weather is fantastic and offers great summer activities, such as hiking, cycling and kayaking. In July, Bariloche becomes a winter wonderland that is great for skiing or snowboarding.
Your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure you schedule your itinerary wisely.
When planning your Argentina trip you should book your tour up to 12 months in advance if you are considering popular destinations such as El Calafate, El Chalten, Bariloche, and Ushuaia. Booking and traveling around Argentina tend to be flexible, but to ensure you have your choice of accommodations in destinations with limited options, especially those such as Patagonia, you should book at least three to six months in advance.
Argentina is very safe for tourists. Smaller cities on the Pampas, in Patagonia, and along the foothills of the Andes are welcoming and offer visitors unique perspectives on the culture, history and heritage of the nation. Buenos Aires acts as a microcosm of the country and offers a safe and vibrant ambiance for locals and visitors. As in any capital city, there are neighborhoods in Buenos Aires that can seem uncertain. On a trip with Zicasso, a traveler will never visit districts where incidents have occurred. As with many large cities, petty theft or questionable cab drivers can be an issue. By keeping your possessions close and making sure you use government taxis or booked car services your safety is in hand.
The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting Argentina is Buenos Aires’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE). The majority of flights from North America will stop in Buenos Aires, but a growing number of flights from South America fly directly to Cordoba’s Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR).
For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Ministro Pistarini International Airport Buenos Aires (EZE). The second-most convenient airport is Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires (AEP). The busiest airports in Argentina are:
Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.
You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.
Intense, enchanting and secluded capture Argentina’s diverse topography and distinctive cultures, from Iguazu to Mendoza, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Whether eager to trek across a glacier or sip wine overlooking arid foothills, tango until daybreak or visit the southern edge of the American continent, you can find inspiration for your trip with Argentina Tours & Vacation sample itineraries. Zicasso’s Argentina Travel Guide can also give you helpful information and tips for your next trip. You can speak to an Argentina travel expert by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.