Located in southern South America, Argentina is a large and diverse country, with many different landscapes and climates. The high mountains of the Andes are in stark contrast with the endless plains in the center of the country. The remoteness of Patagonia seems a world away from busy Buenos Aires. Famous for its high-quality red meat, make sure you fit an asado (bbq) into your visit. A short stay in Mendoza, well-known for its Malbec, could also be a good option for wine lovers.
It gets colder as you move south. Expect scorchingly hot summers in the north and an agreeable temperature in Patagonia (although nights can get cold). During the winter, below zero temperatures are common in Patagonia.
You will probably fly into Buenos Aires. If you are planning on visiting Patagonia, you will probably want to fly to Bariloche, Calafate or Ushuaia, depending on what your goals are. For Aconcagua, fly into Mendoza.
Argentine Peso, although US dollars are widely accepted in touristy spots.
Considering Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, visit during July, August and September if it’s skiing you are after and December, January, February and March for hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.
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