December – the best time to visit Argentina

Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

The weather in Argentina is opposite in most parts of the country comparing to the northern hemisphere. As the country lies on a large area, different regions are characterized by different climates. December can be the best time to visit Argentina, as the temperature in the northern and central areas rises above 23-28ºC, while the southern part is characterized by mild temperatures between 13 and 18ºC.

If you would like to skip hot temperatures, don’t visit the northwestern region, but if it doesn’t bother you, you’ll surely have a great time. If you have enough time this December or you would like to spend your winter holiday with no snow, I recommend you to visit Argentina.

The Iguazu Falls – over 31ºC

As I already mentioned it, the northwestern area of Argentina is the hottest and most arid region during summer time (November to April), thus in December, too. If the hot temperature doesn’t bother you, don’t miss to visit the astonishing Iguazu Waterfalls and National Park.

It is one of the leading tourist attractions of the country, being a world renowned natural jewel. The temperature rises above 30ºC. You may find this grade is too hot for you, but if you visit the Iguazu Falls, you’ll surely forget about this factor. The breathtaking falls recompenses every effort.

Iguazu Falls Nouhailler/Flickr

Iguazu Falls ©Nouhailler/Flickr

Mendoza – temperate all the time

The famous wine region of Mendoza is characterized by temperate weather all the time. You can visit the province at any time of the year, so if you are planning a visit during December, it will be great, although the weather can be hotter than during other months. December is also one of the best months to visit the fantastic vineyards of Mendoza. You can also explore some portions of the Andes. December is a great month for a little climb.

Buenos Aires – about 28-31ºC

I have to tell you that the peak season to visit Buenos Aires is December to February. So, if you can’t handle tourist crowds, skip this destination. If the crowds don’t bother you, be prepared for an unforgettable experience. The city can get hot during December, but January and February are the hottest months (about 38ºC). You’ll experience pleasant and you can also lie on the sunny beaches of Mar del Plata for instance.

Mar del Plata Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

Mar del Plata ©Ricardo Calderón Magaña/Flickr

Patagonia – mild, about 13-18ºC

For those who don’t like hot temperatures Patagonia is the perfect destination during December. The weather is mild in this month, being characterized by temperatures of about 13-18ºC. Patagonia with its excellent destinations like Ushuaia, the Los Glaciares National Park and the southern Tierra del Fuego makes an excellent region to visit during December.

The Perito Moreno Glacier Tanenhaus/Flickr

The Perito Moreno Glacier ©Tanenhaus/Flickr

 

 

 

 

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