- Location: South America.
- Capital: Buenos Aires.
- Currency: Argentine peso (ARS).
- Language: Spanish.
- Best time to Visit: September through November and March through May for Buenos Aires, December through February for Patagonia, June through August for Northern Argentina and mid-June through mid-October for Skiing.
- Time Zone: UTC -3.
- Calling Code: +54
- Major Airports: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), Jorge Newbery Airpark (AEP), Ing. Aer. Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR).
Have you ever thought about the must see places in Argentina other than considering it only as a football-crazy country? This South American country has lots in store for you apart from being an abode of football superstars like Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta or the present Javier Mascherano, Javier Saviola, Gabriel Heinze and many more. You might be elated by the football news from Argentina, but the natural beauty and other must see places in Argentina will further excite your adrenalin. Officially known as the Argentine Republic, it is a South American country consisting of 23 provinces and an autonomous city. Bordered by Chile to the west and south, Uruguay and Brazil to the northeast, and Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Argentina is the second-largest city in South America in terms of area. The country has left a distinctive mark in the world for its alluring natural attractions and the spellbinding architectures and monuments.
While it is almost impossible to explore every nuke and corner of the country owing to its size, the true beauty of Argentina can be unraveled in the rugged terrains of the Andes mountains in Mendoza. This place is the perfect destination for nature lovers and for those who love wine and food. Home to various adventure sports and a storehouse of the rarest and best quality wines, Mendoza is a perfect tourist destination in Argentina. You can even further explore the charisma of nature in Salta, located in Northern Argentina that is believed to have one of the most beautiful open pastures and picturesque landscapes. A must-see the place in Argentina, Salta is a preferable Argentina tourist spot for its simplicity and typical countryside environment. Argentina is a country with varied excitements. So after you are done with the countrysides and the quaint hills, give a trip to the fascinating beaches and sea waters of the Atlantic coasts in the Mar del Plata city or travel to small towns like Carilo, Villa Gesell, Pinamar, etc. Apart from this, a trip to the capital city, Buenos Aires and the beauteous Iguazu Falls will be enchanting as well.
Those who have already visited the country believe that the actual excitement of the entire trip to Argentina lies in Patagonia, which is home to forests, gorgeous whales as well as plush cities. In Patagonia, you can have a different experience altogether, which is actually a mix of urbanization and wilderness. The national parks located at El Calafate and Tierra del Fuego give an extensive opportunity for trekking, viewing rare species of birds and animals and smell the inevitable aroma of the forest ferns. You can even get the rare opportunity to rendezvous with the penguins and view the incredible glaciers. All these natural wonders and other must-see places in Argentina make the country an excellent destination for kids, youngsters as well as the oldies.
Argentina has a varied climate. The capital city of Buenos Aires and the Pampas have a temperate climate with hot and humid summer and cold winter. The Andes are cool during the summer and very cold during the winter. The climate of Patagonia is pretty similar to the Andes with cool summers and very cold winters. On the other hand, the deserts of Cuyo could be very hot and dry during the summer and moderately cold and dry during the winter.
Air: If you are coming down from overseas, you are most likely heading towards Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. For traveling to various destinations within the country, you have to use Jorge Newbery Airpark (AEP) — the domestic airport in Buenos Aires. You may also come down to other airports like Teniente Luis Candelaria International Airport (BRC) in Bariloche, General Enrique Mosconi International Airport (CRD) in Comodoro Rivadavia, Ing. Aer. Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR) in Córdoba, and Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE) in El Calafate.
Bus: You can reach Retiro Bus Terminal in Argentina from the neighboring countries. Within the country, Argentina has a vast and extensive bus network.
Train: Though no international train service is available in Argentina currently, work is going on to connect Argentina with Chile through rail. However, you can travel to various destinations within the country by train.
List of must see places in Argentina :
- Andes mountains in Mendoza
- Tye Atlantic Coast
- Valles Calchaquíes,
- Mar del Plata city
- Reserva Provincial Esteros del Iberí¡,
- Parque Provincial Ischigualasto
- La Plata
- Iguazu falls
- Colonia del Sacramento
- Nahuel Huapi National Park
- San Antonio de Areco
- El Calafate
- Carolina and El Chaltíén
- Perito Moreno Glacier
- Buenos Aires
Cities in Argentina