When to Go

High Season (Nov–Feb & Jul)

  • Patagonia is best (and most expensive) December to February.
  • Crowds throng to the beaches from late December through January.
  • Snow falls at ski resorts from June to August.

Shoulder (Sep–Nov & Mar–May)

  • Temperature-wise the best times to visit Buenos Aires.
  • The Lake District is pleasant; leaves are spectacular in March and April.
  • The Mendoza region has its grape harvests and wine festival.

Low Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Good time to visit the north.
  • Many services close at beach resorts, and mountain passes can be blocked by snow.
  • July is a winter vacation month, so popular destinations get busy.