Patagonia: Explore

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When should I travel? The weather in Argentina’s southernmost region is colder than the rest of the country, which is why we recommend visiting during the summer (December to March) for both the Andes and the coast areas. If skiing is the goal of the trip, the high season is July and August. And to watch whales, it should be spring (September to November). The northern region can be visited in the autumn (March to May).

Average Temperatures:
Bariloche: 6°C/43°F (winter); 18°C/64°F (summer)
El Calafate: -2°C/28°F (winter); 19°C/66°F (summer)
Ushuaia: 0°C/32°F (winter); 9°C/48°F (summer).

How do I get there? Buenos Aires is the departure point for flights to the main cities in the region (Santa Rosa, Neuquén, San Martín de los Andes, Bariloche, Puerto Madryn, Comodoro Rivadavia, Neuquén, Viedma, Esquel, Río Gallegos, El Calafate, Río Grande and Ushuaia) with flights that range from 1:19 to 3:40 hours. You can also fly from Bariloche to Mendoza, in the Cuyo Region, and to Salta, in the North. Cars and buses are convenient options for traveling within the region, although you should keep in mind that the distances can be very long.