A lot of people would say that pretty much any time is a perfect time to visit the beautiful South American country of Argentina, and indeed, we’re certain that you’ll be able to have an unforgettable adventure there in any season. However, November is the most ideal time to plan your holiday according to many.
When you consider that many western countries don’t view November as the most pleasant month of the year, due to shorter days and dreary weather, this may initially seem a little bit strange. However, November in Argentina isn’t quite the same as November in Britain. That’s because, at this time of the year — while Brits are wrapping up — Argentina is blossoming in the spring season. Here, we’ll be going through the pros and cons of each season in Argentina — ending in spring — so you can see just how it squares up to the other months.
Another important thing to point out is that, although November might be the perfect month according to many, we are of course all individuals. As you’ll see as we go through the seasons, there might be specific reasons to plan your visit at another time of the year. However, for most, November represents something pretty special. With all that said and done, let’s get started.
Summer: December – February
The downside to summer in Argentina — as is true of most, if not all, Buenos Aires holidays — is that the sunshine can often prove too much. While the bright rays and blue skies may seem idyllic, the exceedingly hot Argentinian temperatures can get to scorching levels. Not only that but summer is also a time of heavy storms.
That being said, some people do like this time of year, as it allows them to climb the Andean peaks. Otherwise though, you may find the weather of Argentina in summer a little too intense.
Autumn: March – May
If it weren’t for spring, then autumn would almost certainly be our pick for the best time of year to visit Argentina. It is an astonishingly beautiful time for the country, with red and orange beech groves and the thrill of the harvest. However, a lot of your enjoyment depends on going to specific provinces, where the effects of the season are more prominent.
It certainly doesn’t suffer from the weather extremes of summer but, on the other hand, autumnal temperatures can be a little bit lower than many may want from a South American holiday. Also, during the Easter season, things can get very busy and prices can shoot up.
Winter: June – August
If you thought that autumn could be a touch chilly, then you haven’t seen anything yet. Especially in the south of the country, Argentina can get very cold in winter, particularly throughout July and August. It will leave many anticipated parts of your holiday either uncomfortable or completely undo-able.
However, there is one major reason why you would choose to go to Argentina in winter, and that’s to enjoy the incomparable Andean ski resorts.
Spring: September – November
Finally, we come to what we and so many others consider the absolute ideal time to visit and that’s through the Argentinian spring, with November presenting one of the best periods of the season. Only the deepest south gets chilly, with the rest experiencing a fantastic mixture of pleasant weather and smaller crowds, making the month just right for everyone — from families to couples embarking on a romantic Argentina honeymoon.
It’s warm but mild, with the quieter season allowing holidaymakers to experience most of what the country has to offer to its absolute fullest. While other months generally excel for a few specific experiences, such as winter skiing, they deeply compromise other elements of the overall holiday. Therefore, spring is a happy medium and the time of year that we highly recommend you book your next Argentina holiday.