Let’s talk about the climate in Buenos Aires. What is the best time to visit Buenos Aires? When does it rain the most? And is it very hot in the summer? My favorite months to stay in the capital of Argentina.

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What is the best time to visit Argentina?

The best time to visit Buenos Aires is from February to May and from October to December. The end of December and all of January are hot! Often I changed my shirt and after one minute outside it was wet again. What makes daily trips very sweaty, especially during December and January.

The good thing is that almost all places do have air conditioning. But walking outside is not that pleasant.

Buenos Aires is classified as a humid subtropical climate. The summers are known for being hot and the humidity is high.  With a UV index of 11 when the sun is at its highest point, even the sun protector has difficulties. I felt the sunburn after a day of walking around in the city. Even if I thought that I was walking a lot in de shadows.

In Spring the streets of Buenos Aires will turn purple because of the Jacaranda trees, also a fresh breeze will make your stay comfortable. Also, most people are in a good mood. I can really recommend Spring in Buenos Aires!

The highest temperature in recent history is 43,3° and the lowest -5,4°.

Summer in Argentina is from December until February. Winter is from June until September.

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Overview best time to visit Buenos Aires

My best time to visit Buenos Aires goes out to September till November and March/April. Of course, all year long you can enjoy Buenos Aires, the weather can’t withhold you 🙂

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Beautiful streets in Buenos Aires in Spring

What is the best time to visit Patagonia?

As I mentioned, I prefer spring or autumn. For Patagonia the spring is perfect. Trees are blossoming and the temperature is ideal for hiking.

Summers are colder in Patagonia than in Buenos Aires. But perfect to swim in some lakes in Bariloche.

What is the best time to visit the north of Argentina?

As the North is more located to the equator, the climate is more constant. Around Iguazu, the humidity is mostly high. Near Salta, in winter (July) it can be sometimes colder, around 10 degrees but dry. It doesn’t ray often. Summers are hot. Prepare yourself for a high UV-index.

Enjoy your stay in Buenos Aires!


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️


  1. Hi Glenn, great to see your post regarding the “time’. I will be in BA in late May, is it still fine? Do I expect some rain?

    This time I don’t plan to visit Patagonia but is planning in future. You mentioned spring time. will it be quite slippery for hiking? Is summer better for hiking?

    • Hi Zane, thanks for writing me. May or winter on average it rains less if you compare it with summer. So, perfect time to visit Buenos Aires. Temperature is still comfortable to walk in the streets with a sweater.

      I went to hike in Patagonia last September (spring). On the mountain tops there was still snow and some paths muddy but fine to walk. I went also to hike in March (autumn) and was in my experience a little bit better.

      Have a nice trip!

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