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Best Time to Visit Buenos Aires | Season by Season guide

Buenos Aires is a city full of energy and electricity – much like the tango – which is no surprise as it’s where the dance is from. It has a cosmopolitan feel, mixing colonial architecture and local street art. Buenos Aires is also known for its people – Porteños, steaks, soccer, and art.

The city has many offerings year-round, including tango competitions, horse riding exhibitions (gaucho culture), and food and wine fairs. This can make it hard to decide when to visit Buenos Aires.

So, if you’re traveling to Argentina, this guide will show you the best times to go to Bueno Aires. This way, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trip.

Best Time to Go to Buenos Aires

Photo of Basílica Santísimo Sacramento in Buenos Aires

The best time of year to visit Buenos Aires depends on your preference. As this city always has a lot to do, it’s up to factors such as weather and festivals.

Each season in Argentina offers something different and something to enjoy.

Spring in Buenos Aires (September – November)

View of Japanese Garden in Buenos Aires

Some of the best months to visit Argentina are between September and November. This is when it is spring in Buenos Aires. Here you can catch blooming jacaranda trees and beautiful roses. Buenos Aires’ temperatures range between 60 and 80ºF (19 – 28 ºC) at this time of year. Click here to see the current weather.

Spring is one of Buenos Aires’ shoulder seasons, so you can expect reasonable accommodation rates. This is a great time in Buenos Aires to enjoy a picnic at one of the city’s parks, including Rosedal or the Japanese Garden.

Make sure to try one of Argentina’s many great wines. Regarding wine, Buenos Aires hosts a Wine Fair in September, so if you’re a wine lover, this is a fantastic time to travel to Argentina.

Out of all the seasons in Argentina, this is the best time to go on a Gaucho day trip.

Key Events:

  • Wine Fair (September)
  • Ciudanza (October)
  • Noches de los Museos (November)

Summer in Buenos Aires (December – March)

Photo of colorful buildings in Buenos Aires

Summer in Buenos Aires is usually sweltering – average temperatures tend to be in the high 70s and 80s (25 – 30ºC). It’s also the peak tourist season. You can expect the weather in Buenos Aires to be sunny and humid from December to February. The temperatures start to lower in March as this is the rainiest month.

You can take advantage of the hot weather by visiting the city’s urban beaches by the Rio de la Plata. You can also attend many events, such as Carnaval Porteño, where the city explodes with color, rhythm, and laughter.

If you are considering coming to Argentina in the summer, book accommodation and flights in advance; there will be high prices. But if you’re not fussed by other tourists, the weather, or the prices, this can be an excellent time to visit Buenos Aires.

Tip: Take a day trip to Colonia to learn more about colonial history in South America.

Key Events:

  • Argentine Open Polo Championships (December)
  • Verano en la Ciudad (January)
  • Carnaval Porteño (February)

Fall in Buenos Aires (April – June)

Photo of Casa Rosada and Argentinian flag

Argentina in April is when it starts to cool down, after the rainy March. This is one of the best times to visit Buenos Aires, as it offers comfortable temperatures – ranging from the 60s to the 70s (15 – 22ºC). Also, the city is less busy than in summer, so you can expect more affordable rates.

Buenos Aires is great for culture vultures during fall as it hosts the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and Feria del Libro.

While the weather may be pretty nice during the day, it can get chilly at night. Make sure to pack enough layers to avoid feeling cold. Another great festival is the International Horse Riding Exhibition, one of Argentina’s many celebrated sports.

Check out this guide if you enjoy horseback riding.

Tip: This is also the best time to visit Iguazu Falls, as it is during Argentina’s dry season.

Key Events:

  • International Horse Riding Exhibition (April)
  • BAFICI (April)
  • Feria del Libro (April – May)

Buenos Aires in Winter (July – August)

View of buildings in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires in winter can be quite cold, and temperatures range from the high 40s to low 60s (8 – 18ºC). As such, it is the least busy season for tourist activity. While it might not look like the best time to visit Argentina, it’s an excellent opportunity for people who love skiing or, if you don’t mind the cold.

Also, it’s a great time to catch a tango show as Buenos Aires hosts the International Tango Festival from August to September.

Another highlight of being in Buenos Aires in July is Exposición Rural which celebrates Argentina’s agriculture and livestock in a 10-day show.

Key Events:

  • Exposición Rural (July)
  • Bueno Aires Fashion Week (August)
  • International Tango Festival (August – September)

Peak Season in Buenos Aires

The peak season in Argentina and Buenos Aires is summer. This is because of many factors, such as the sunny weather and festivals. Be warned – you will get very sweaty, so pack clothes with breathable fabrics like cotton and polyester.

Best Time to Travel to Buenos Aires Overall

When is the best time to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina? Well, it depends on what you like.

For lower prices, the best time to travel to Buenos Aires overall is in Spring (September – November) or Fall (April – June). The city is not as crowded with tourists during these periods, and the weather is enjoyable. Also, this is the best time to get affordable hotel rooms and flights, as it is shoulder season.

Final Thoughts on the Best Time to Go to Buenos Aires

Well, there you go: a season-by-season guide showing you the best times to go to Buenos Aires. This expressive city is fantastic year-round, with moderate temperatures and many culinary and cultural offerings. All you need to do now is book a trip to Argentina.

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