So much to do and see
Argentina’s large size and endless list of marvellous sights to see and things to do mean that you won’t be able to squeeze everything in to your trip. Never fear, though. This simply gives you a great excuse to come visit again. Patagonia, famous for its amazing ski resorts and breath-taking scenery, is largely considered by most to be a must-see location. Visit Los Glaciares National Park for snow-capped mountains, excellent winter sporting and Perito Moreno Glacier, one of Argentina’s biggest tourist attractions. Also in Patagonia lie El Chaltén and El Calafate, two small villages that serve as popular bases for hikers exploring the region. If you’re traveling farther north, stop in Mendoza, a city near Argentina’s western border with Chile, to sample a Malbec wine (Mendoza’s specialty) at one of the many charming wineries and vineyards.
The Paris of Latin America
As you start to plan your trip after you’ve booked cheap flights to Argentina, make sure to leave yourself some time to explore the Argentina’s sophisticated capital, Buenos Aires. It’s a lively city filled with high rises, restaurants, colourful gardens and parks and more. In the northern parts of the city, you can find a lot of museums and monuments in addition to high-end shopping, dining and dancing. A booming bohemian culture infiltrates the cityscape; storefronts are often bright and colourful. The southern part of the city is famous for antiquated, architectural wonders and open-air markets, such as El Mercado de San Telmo.
The tip of the world
With jagged, icy mountains, beautiful lakes, dense marshlands, a vast tundra and a colourful beech forest, Tierra del Fuego is the wild southern tip of Argentina. The Tierra del Fuego National Park is almost 700 square kilometres of protected natural beauty. This great space is home to an array of unique wildlife, such as the Patagonian and Fuegian foxes, Kelp geese, condors, sea otters and even hummingbird and parrots. Río Grande offers amazing views across Lago Escondido, while Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, seems to be straight out of a fairy tale
When to go
September to November, the Argentinian spring, is a great time to visit. Be sure to dress appropriately if travelling in the south, as winds can still be strong and cold. Spring is ideal weather for hiking, sightseeing and enjoying extreme sports.
Peak season occurs in the summer, often lasting from December to February. Be sure to plan and book your Argentina flights in advance, as many travellers are looking to take advantage of the warm weather. June, July and August (Argentina’s winter) is a great time for skiing in the Andes.
If you’re a wine aficionado, March and April may be the perfect time for you to visit Mendoza, as the wine harvest are in full swing.
Airports and airlines
Can’t wait to get to Argentina? Book a direct flight from London to Buenos Aires with British Airways. If you’re not ready to buy your tickets just yet, use the ‘Create an Alert’ feature; Netflights can then notify you of any price or route changes for your upcoming holiday.
Fly with Iberia, British Airways, Air Canada, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, KLM, AirFrance and AeroMexico from the United Kingdom to Argentina. These airlines typically include stopovers either in European or North American countries. While flights with stopovers take longer than direct flights, they also tend to be cheaper, which can sometimes help you stick to your budget.