Beautiful mountain vistas and streetside seduction. Dancing the tango, experiencing gaucho culture and the best grilled steak in the world. Football, waterfalls, wine, hiking, jaguars and elephant seals. There is so much to try here and the variety of experiences means no two itineraries are ever the same.
Getting here and around
Capital city Buenos Aires has direct European connections, including to Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. It's best to get around on domestic flights and don't forget, from southern Argentina you're only a flight or cruise from the end of the world, Antarctica.
Climate & seasons
You could explore most of Argentina any month between September and May. Climate will vary from north to south, but you should have good weather for most destinations. However, Patagonia is best from December to February and inaccessible between April and October.
Where to go
Buenos Aires will keep you entertained for days. Think tango, football, art, steak restaurants and colourful neighbourhoods. Mendoza is wine country but don’t travel here for anything else. Go north for nature, like the magnificent Iguazu Falls, jaguar safari in the Ibera Wetlands, and the red desert landscapes of Salta and Quebrada de Humahuaca. Travel south for Patagonia, one of the world’s great wilderness destinations, where epic glaciers and peaks meet five-star lodge luxuries. Shared between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is 12 times the size of the Czech Republic, with many different travel options dependent on your interests and fitness.
What to do
Explore, explore, explore. This is a destination for a complex holiday across many contrasting destinations. So if you want a one- or two-destination holiday based around the resort then Argentina is not for you. Dance the tango, horseback ride and barbecue with gauchos, kayak to crumbling glaciers and drink wine with the winemakers. Go wild at a football match, snorkel with sea lions, search for whales and stand alone on a mountain peak.