Contemplation in front of the Perito Moreno glacier

Argentina Travel Guide Your guide through the country and your next adventures

When to go? Seasons, climate, festivities

  • October to March

    The summer time from October to March is the best time to visit Patagonia. December to February are the "hottest" months but the shoulder months of October and March tend to have less windy conditions.
  • April to November

    The best time to visit North west Argentina is from mid-April to the end of November, thus avoiding the humid heat and tropical summer rains.

Temperatures and climate

Min/max temp (°C) / Average rainfall (mm)

  • Buenos Aires

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    18° / 29°
    18° / 28°
    16° / 26°
    12° / 21°
    9° / 18°
    6° / 15°
    7° / 16°
    7° / 16°
    9° / 18°
    12° / 21°
    14° / 15°
    26° / 28°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    105
    100
    115
    100
    80
    60
    60
    65
    70
    105
    98
    95
  • Mendoza

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    16° / 32°
    15° / 30°
    13° / 28°
    9° / 23°
    5° / 19°
    2° / 15°
    1° / 15°
    3° / 18°
    6° / 21°
    10° / 25°
    13° / 29°
    15° / 31°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    34
    31
    27
    12
    9
    7
    8
    6
    11
    20
    21
    27
  • Iguazu

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    22° / 32°
    22° / 32°
    21° / 31°
    18° / 28°
    14° / 24°
    13° / 22°
    13° / 23°
    13° / 25°
    15° / 26°
    18° / 29°
    19° / 30°
    21° / 31°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    80
    70
    35
    50
    110
    50
    30
    30
    40
    75
    60
    60
  • Ushuaïa

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    5° / 13°
    4° / 13°
    3° / 12°
    2° / 9°
    0° / 6°
    -1° / 6°
    -2° / 5°
    -1° / 5°
    0° / 7°
    2° / 10°
    3° / 11°
    4° / 13°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    55
    50
    55
    55
    50
    50
    45
    50
    40
    35
    50
    50
  • Salta

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    15° / 28°
    15° / 26°
    14° / 25°
    10° / 23°
    6° / 21°
    3° / 19°
    2° / 20°
    3° / 22°
    7° / 25°
    11° / 26°
    14° / 28°
    15° / 28°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    175
    150
    100
    30
    10
    5
    3
    5
    5
    25
    60
    125
  • Calafate

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    8° / 18°
    8° / 18°
    6° / 16°
    3° / 12°
    1° / 8°
    -2° / 5°
    -2° / 5°
    -1° / 7°
    1° / 10°
    3° / 14°
    5° / 16°
    7° / 18°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    14
    12
    17
    28
    31
    24
    29
    21
    18
    15
    11
    14

Holidays and festivities

  • Sheep Shearing Festival

    January
    In January, the city of Rio Mayo in the province of Chubut hosts the National Sheep Shearing Festival, an opportunity for visitors to discover and appreciate gauchas traditions.
  • Winter Carnival

    July
    This festival takes place in Punta Arenas and features a range of sporting and cultural events as well as musical performances.
  • Cochrane Folk Festival

    February
    One of the oldest festivals in the region, visitors can enjoy displays of horseback riding, traditional games and tasty roast lamb. There is also live music and the opportunity to try various culinary delights.
  • Nordic Ski and Biathlon Festival

    July
    This festival takes place in Ushuaia and is great for families. Although Nordic skiing is of Scandinavian origin it is hugely popular in the gentle valleys surrounding Ushuaia.