Best Travel Time for Argentina

Travel in Argentina is possible during any season. Patagonia’s attractions, such as the Moreno Glacier in Santa Cruz, are best visited during the summer months (December to February) when the weather is milder. Outside of this high season, public transport becomes more difficult. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Buenos Aires. The summer in the capital, on the other hand, is hot and humid. Mendoza, Cordoba and the Lake District are spectacular in autumn when the leaves are fiery red and yellow and the temperatures are pleasant. Also, there are fewer crowds here at this time.

Northern Argentina, including the Iguazú Falls in the subtropical province of Misiones, is also more comfortable in southern winter or spring when the heat and humidity are less oppressive. The ski season is between mid-June and mid-October, and most resorts are fully booked (and also more expensive) in July and August. At this time every porteño (resident of Buenos Aires) seems to be on the slopes. The most expensive time to travel in the country are the Argentine vacation months of January, February and July.

Topography map Argentina

According to cheeroutdoor, Argentina, the second largest country in South America, stretches from the edge of the tropics (22 ° south latitude) around 3,700 km to almost the southern tip of the continent (55 ° south latitude). In a west-east direction Argentina measures a maximum of 1,600 km. The highest mountain in the country, the Aconcagua (6,962 m), is also the highest mountain in America.

Although Argentina is the highest mountain in the New World, Argentina is by no means a mountainous country. The Argentine- Chilean border mostly runs not far from the mountain edge on the main ridge of the southern Andes. Only in the northwest, between the cities of Mendoza, Cordoba and Tucuman, does the mountain range, which is interspersed with many drainage-free depressions (Bolsones), widen to about 600 km.

The vast majority of Argentina is taken up by flat, at best hilly landscapes : the Gand Chaco in the north, the Argentine “Mesopotamia” (intermediate river country) between the Paraná in the west and Uruguay in the east, the pampas in the geographic center of the country and south of the Rio Colorado the vast plains and tabular lands of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The Gran Chaco, the “Grosse Jagdgrund”, is a huge “Inclined Plane”. It descends very gradually from the foot of the Andes at a height of around 400 to 500 m to the east and southeast to 150 – 20 m above sea level. The Chaco has been aptly called the “land of rivers without valleys” because the rivers there do not flow in valleys, but soon after leaving the Andes split into numerous tributaries and constantly shift their bed in strips 70 to 80 km wide.

In the eastern part of Patagonia, which slopes gradually from 1,000 – 1,500 m on the mountain edge towards the coast, the rivers cut through deep valleys through the folded or almost horizontally layered rock from the Middle Ages and the Earth’s modern age, the wide tabular lands (“Mesetas”) and prominent ones Form layer levels. In places, layers of lava have spread over the older layers.

The southernmost part of the Andes shows all the characteristics of a high mountain range formed by glaciers. South of the 45th parallel, the glacial terminal moraine garlands push themselves out of the mountains into the foreland, as in the Alps. There are still large glaciers in this area today.

The Rio de la Plata, the most important body of water in the country, is not a river, but the funnel-shaped, 50 to 300 km wide estuary of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers.

Important addresses Argentina

Embassy Argentina in Germany: HE Mr. D. Guillermo Emilio Nielsen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since April 7, 2008),

Kleiststrasse 23-26, 10787 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 2266890. Consular department: (030) 22668924/30

Fax: (030) 2291 400, e-mal:
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., open to the public Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Consulate General of Argentina in Frankfurt / M: Mr. Juan L. Garibaldi, Consul General (since December 15, 2008),

Eschersheimer Landstrasse 19-21, 60322 Frankfurt / M.

Telephone: (069) 972 0030, Fax: (069) 175419


Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

District: Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

Consulate General of Argentina in Hamburg: Mr. Giullermo Federico Kreckler, Consul General (since June 4, 2003),

Mittelweg 141, 20148 Hamburg

Telephone: (040) 4418460, Fax: (040) 4105103,


Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

District: Hamburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein

Consulate of Argentina in Bonn: Mr. Julio Horacio Hartstein, Consul (since May 11, 2004),

Robert-Koch-Strasse 104, 53127 Bonn,

Telephone: (0228) 2496288, Fax: (0228) 2496287

Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

District: North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland

Embassy Argentina in Austria: Goldschmiedgasse 2, 1st floor, A-1010 Vienna
Telephone: (01) 533 8577 Consular section: (01) 535 4069
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Consular section: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Embassy of Argentina in Switzerland: Jungfraustrasse 1, CH-3005 Bern
Telephone: (031) 356 4343
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Consular section: Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Argentina: Günter Knieß, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,

Buenos Aires, 1055 Calle Villanueva, C1426BMC Buenos Aires

Postal address: Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania, Calle Villanueva 1055, C1426BMC Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone: (0054 11) 4778 2500, Fax: (0054 11) 4778 2550


Tourism department of the Argentine embassy : Kleiststrasse 23-26, 10787 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 2266 8920
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Argentine Tourist Office: Av. Santa Fe 883, C1059ABC, Buenos Aires
Telephone: (011) 4312 2232 or (0800) 555 0016.

Best Travel Time for Argentina

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