Travel Calendar for Argentina

When planning your trip it is helpful to check whether you will be travelling during high season or not. Although the bus companies do their best to adapt to the varying demand, you should expect to face a higher risk of sold-out connections during peak travel times. It is then advisable to book your tickets early to secure your seats. In case you are not familiar with Argentinian holiday schedules, take a look at our calendar below where critical travel dates are marked.

There are extended school holidays in the summer months from mid-December to early March and a shorter winter break in July/August. The exact dates for Buenos Aires are indicated in blue on the calendar, with possible slight deviations in the provinces. A very busy travel time to be aware of is also the long easter weekend.

Certain historic days are national official holidays, e.g. the Independence Day on July 9 and the National Day on May 25, while other official holidays are floating. In the calendar we have marked in red the corresponding dates for the year 2011. For long-distance travel, weekends are normally busier than workdays, and naturally many people travel when an official holiday is close to a weekend.

Travel Calendar for 2011

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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A few notes on choosing travel dates with respect to the climate.

  • Buenos Aires can be visited year round - winter is rarely harsh, but the summer months can be unpleasantly hot and humid. With many of its inhabitants escaping the heat on holiday, Buenos Aires is significantly less busy during January and February.
  • Patagonia is mainly frequented by tourists during summer, although there may be strong winds in the far south at this time. December and March are good months for trekking, while April and May are especially appealing as leaves then turn golden in the Lake District and in Tierra del Fuego. Note that the supply of accomodation and transport services is reduced during winter. Spring is a good season to view the marine wildlife on the patagonian atlantic coast.
  • Northwest. This region is a good destination in winter, although some mountain roads may be closed. Spring and autumn are also pleasant, while during summer you should be prepared for heavy rainfalls.
  • Northeast. The best time to visit northeastern Argentina may be in winter when it is drier and not so hot, but for sure the falls in Iguazú are enjoyable all year long.