Argentina

Travel Guide
Buenos Aires which includes a city and a skyscraper

This huge South American country is famous for spectacular waterfalls, the glorious Andes mountain range, wine, tango and the captivating city of Buenos Aires.

From an enchanting capital city to sleepy colonial towns, Argentina is truly a traveler’s paradise. South America’s second-largest country features diverse natural scenery, including the snow-capped Andes mountains, magnificent waterfalls, deserts, sprawling vineyards and lakes. Argentina stretches 2,268 miles (3,650 kilometers) from the border of Bolivia to Tierra del Fuego.

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s pulsating heart, a fast-paced city that blends European influences with a passion for tango, politics, cafés and nightlife. Discover the changing faces of its colorful neighborhoods, admire eclectic architectural styles, sample Argentinian steak at a traditional steakhouse and learn to dance the tango. Enjoy a boat trip along the waterways of the Tigre Delta or experience gaucho culture in San Antonio de Areco.

Away from Buenos Aires, the country’s pace slows down and the landscapes grow wilder. To the north, marvel at the majestic IguazúFalls and multicolored cliffs at Quebrada de Humahuaca. Visit the colonial city of Salta and travel high in the Andes on the Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds).

Try some of Argentina's famous wines on a tour of Mendoza’s vineyards and bodegas. Visit Atlantic Coast beach towns such as Mar de Plata. Travel south along the foothills of the Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche, where adventures await in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District.

Argentina’s southern region of Patagonia is a wilderness of picturesque lakes, mountains and glaciers. Spot penguins at Punta Tombo or dolphins and humpback whales from Puerto Madryn on the Peninsula Valdés. Gaze up at the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier, near El Calafate. Go hiking and skiing in Ushuaia, one of the world’s southernmost cities and gateway to Antarctica.

Crossing large distances around Argentina can take time, however traveling is easy with Argentina’s excellent network of buses and flights. From the searing summer heat of the north to heavy winter snowfall in the south, Argentina witnesses all four seasons and is a destination to visit at any time of the year.

Popular cities in Argentina

Buenos Aires which includes a city and a skyscraper
Buenos Aires
Known for Dining, Shopping and Tours
Argentina’s capital city has a distinctly European flavour, a rich history and buzzing nightlife.

Reasons to visit

  • Galerias Pacifico
  • Obelisco
  • Plaza de Mayo
Cordoba featuring street scenes
Cordoba
Known for Museums, Monuments and Opera houses
Peruse museums and churches in the city center and find out about an alleged UFO landing in the scenic outskirts.

Reasons to visit

  • Plaza San Martin
  • Museum of Che Guevara
  • Cordoba Cathedral
Municipal Museum of Modern Art featuring art
Mendoza
Known for Tours, Wineries and Mountains
Escape to Mendoza! Enjoy its wineries, cafes and rafting.

Reasons to visit

  • Plaza Italia
  • Peatonal Sarmiento
  • San Martin Square
Mar del Plata Cathedral showing a pond
Mar del Plata
Known for Casinos, Monuments and Natural parks
Long sweeping beaches, watersports, wildlife spotting, elegant architecture, historic villas and superb art museums make this a popular Argentine beach town.

Reasons to visit

  • Mitre Square
  • Mar del Plata Cathedral
Rosario
Rosario
Known for Monuments, Natural parks and Cafes
Explore Rosario: its parks, cafes, island views and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Pedestrian Cordoba Street
  • National Flag Memorial
Ushuaia
Ushuaia
Known for Tours, Hiking and Nature
This bayside city is a year-round adventure center, home to the world’s southernmost brewery, golf course, railway and ski resort.

Reasons to visit

  • Tierra del Fuego National Park
  • Fin del Mundo Train Station

Popular places to visit in Argentina

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