The birthplace of tango and home of the gauchos, Argentina will not cease to inspire you with its breath-taking landscapes, its rich cultural identity and the congeniality of its people. The great variety of climates spanning over the many latitudes of this vast country foster a unique contrast of scenery, from the tropical forests of Iguazu to the desert region of Salta to the spectacular glaciers of Patagonia

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Best time to travel

  • Argentina as a whole: from October to March 
  • Buenos Aires: from March to May (fall) and from September to November (spring)
  • Northwest: from April to November
  • Iguazu waterfalls: from July to October and from February to April
  • Bariloche and Lake District: from July to October for winter sports, or from November to March for hikes
  • Patagonia: from November to March
  • Valdés Peninsula: depends on the type of wildlife you want to encounter:
    • Southern right whales: from June to December
    • Magellan Penguins: from September to April
    • White Dolphins: all year
    • Dark Dolphins: from September to May
    • Sea lions and eared seal: all year
    • Orcas: from September to April (but very difficult to observe)

Places to see

  • Bariloche and Lake Region
  • Buenos Aires
  • Cordoba
  • El Chaltén, Mount Fitz Roy
  • Iguazu waterfalls
  • Mendoza and Wine Valleys
  • Northwest Region (NOA)
  • Patagonia
  • Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park
  • Salta
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park (Patagonia)
  • Ushuaia, Beagle Channel (Patagonia)
  • Valdés Peninsula, Puerto Madryn (Patagonia)

Useful info

Language: Spanish

Calling code:  +54


  • Power sockets: type C and I
  • Standard voltage: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Currency: Argentine peso - ARS

Time zone: GMT – 3

Direct flights to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE): 

  • From Amsterdam (AMS): 13h20
  • From Auckland (AKL): 13h35
  • From Barcelona (BCN): 12h30
  • From Dallas (DFW): 11h05
  • From Frankfurt (FRA): 13h15
  • From London (LHR/LGW): 13h00
  • From Los Angeles (LAX): 13h05
  • From New York City (NYC): 10h45
  • From Madrid (MAD): 11h55
  • From Miami (MIA): 9h00
  • From New York (JFK): 11h00
  • From Newark (EWR): 11h00
  • From Rome (FCO): 13h00
  • From Toronto (YYZ): 10h45
  • From Zurich (ZRH): 13h35

Recommended vaccines:

No vaccines are compulsory to enter Argentina. However, we do recommend you to ask your doctor in advance (3 months) for medical advice on the following vaccinations.

  • Routine vaccines:
    • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP)
    • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • polio vaccine
    • flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Yellow Fever 

Entry/exit requirements:

General formalities:

You may need to provide proof of onward or return travel. You should make all flight reservations before departing for Argentina. Airlines have sometimes refused to board passengers travelling to Argentina without proof of onward travel.


Passport validity: Valid passport for the expected duration of your stay in Argentina.

Tourist visa: Not required for visits of up to 90 days for tourism.


Passport: Valid passport for the expected duration of your stay.

Tourist visa: Not required.


If you are travelling to Argentina through the United States of America, including Honolulu, you'll need to meet US entry/transit requirements, even if transiting. 

Passport: Valid passport for at least 6 months from the date you intend to return to Australia.

Tourist visa: Not required.


Passport: Valid passport for the expected duration of your stay in Argentina.

Tourist visa: Not required unless you’re travelling on an Emergency Travel Document.

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