Its throbbing energy and spirit seems to pulsate from the ground up; you can taste it in the food, feel it in the people and see it on the streets. Welcome to Argentina!
Buenos Aires, its largest city and birthplace of the sizzling hot tango, brims with gourmet restaurants, brilliant architecture and open people. On the other hand if you are looking for a place to simply get away from it all and live the sweet life if only for a week or two, then Mar de Plata is your destination. History and architecture buffs will want to make their way to Cordoba which is absolutely mesmerizing with its opulent Spanish colonial-era architecture. These are only three popular destinations in Argentina, Iguazu Falls and other spectacular places draw millions of visitors a year as well.
The weather in Argentina varies dramatically based upon where in the country you are headed. If you're in the northern regions expect hot, hot summers and fairly mild winters. If your trip leads you to the southern parts expect fairly warm summers, however in and around the mountain regions the temperatures are a little cooler and in the winter expect snow.. The most popular time to take in Argentina is in the summer and of course this means flights book quickly and early since Argentina's summer runs from January to March, the same months when a large swath of countries are experiencing their most frigid temperatures.
Buenos Aires is a world-class city that offers gourmet food – Argentineans and non-nationals will confess to you their not-so-secret passion for Argentinian steak. The meat is of top-quality and cooked to such succulent perfection that upon eating an Argentinian steak a second one is in due order. The gourmet food scene sits on the backdrop of simply stunning architecture , from the presidential palace, known as Pink House or Casa Rosada to the Teatro Colon – an arts space where up to 2500 people can sit and watch vibrant theatre or listen to the music of Argentina.
Many tourists place Cementerio de la Recoleta on the top of their list of must-visit spaces in Buenos Aires – known as the city of the dead, the streets are lined with statues that you just can’t take your eyes off of. This is a city that people come back to, again and again.
Mar de Plata provides a getaway from, well, everything. This beach resort on the Atlantic coast vibrates with people, sexuality and energy. For those who like to let their hair down, squeeze into the skimpiest of bathing suits and just soak in the sun and atmosphere of Argentina at its most relaxed, this is a must-visit space. It does get rather boisterous in the summer, prompting some tourists to arrive just before or just after high season.
Cordoba is Argentina in a mellow mode, with its gorgeous Spanish colonial buildings that just keep visitors staring in appreciation all day long. The Jesuit Block is stuffed with exquisite buildings and a spiritual atmosphere that make it difficult to walk away. This city is surrounded by mountains and valleys that show off Argentina’s natural beauty, hiking trails abound.
Argentina is a country that gets into the blood, once a visitor has landed on its shores, you can be sure that they will be back.
Airlines providing service between Australia and Argentina include LAN Airlines, Qantas Airways, Emirates, United Airlines, Delta Airways, Qatar Airways, American Airlines.
Australia to Argentina
Popular stopover cities on your trip to Argentina include Santiago, Hong Kong, Doha, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco.
More information at the Argentina Holidays guide.