Argentina offers a broad and colorful palette of attractions and points-of-interest that cover Argentina north to south. In general terms, glaciers, mountain lakes, the jagged Andes and over 250 waterfalls are the signature topography most visited by travelers, but there's so much more to see and do.
For starters, a must stop is Buenos Aires, famed for shopping bargains, unique monuments and art museums, and of course, tango dance clubs, and some of the most exciting night life on the planet; a soccer match, any match, as Buenos Aires alone has 17 stadiums; Iguaza Falls and the surrounding jungle; the wine region of Mendoza; the nearby snow-capped Cerro Aconcagua, the continent's highest mountain; Salta City and the well-preserved colonial architecture; Mar Del Plata, the beautiful and popular vacation retreat on the Atlantic coastline, and then there's Patagonia...
Priorities on the Patagonia must-see list are unforgettable Mt. Fitzroy; Perito Moreno National Park, one of the few places in the world to view an advancing glacier; the rugged island of Tierra del Fuego, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan, and considered the (end of the world) as here sits Ushuaia, the southernmost town on the planet - and the gateway to Antarctica.
Besides the landscape, Patagonia is ground-zero for all kinds of outdoor activities and adventures, including big game hunting and world-class fishing, horseback riding, rafting, sailing, power-boating, mountain climbing, golf, and don't forget skiing (June - September) as some of the best conditions anywhere are easily reached.
And finally, the main cities of Argentina offer well-developed tourist facilities, and there's a wide variety of celebrations and festivals to enjoy.
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- Times to Travel: Note that seasons in Argentina are just the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring: September - November
Summer: December - February
Fall: March - May
Winter: June - August.
Excluding Patagonia, summers can be brutally hot in the Pampas and Chaco regions. Most travelers to central Argentina (including Buenos Aires) prefer the mild conditions and temperatures of spring and fall.
In the mountainous regions of Patagonia, as well as Tierra Del Fuego, the summer months are recommended.
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