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Top 15 cities of Argentina - Best travel and holiday destinations

Top 15 cities of Argentina - Best travel and holiday destinations

Updated 25 Mar, 2020
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Buenos Aires is a big metropolitan city and the capital of Argentina .

Top things to do in Buenos Aires –

  • See the fabulous art of Recoleta Cemetery with many mausoleums.
  • Visit Obelisco, an iconic 83 meter high obelisk.
  • Get entertained at Teatro Colon where you can enjoy performing arts.
  • Take a round over Plaza De Mayo, a square with many 19th century buildings.
  • Head to Plaza Dorrego where you can find many cafes and a Sunday market.

Popular food to try in Buenos Aires includes Argentine beef, Chivito, Mate, Chunchullo, Provoleta, Torrontes, Empanadas and many traditional dishes.

Best time to visit Buenos Aires – the best months to visit Buenos Aires are April, June, October and November.

How to reach Buenos Aires – you can book a flight to the Aerparque Internacional Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport serving in the city.

Buenos Aires, most developed city in Argentina

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Buenos Aires is a big metropolitan city and the capital of Argentina .

Top things to do in Buenos Aires –

  • See the fabulous art of Recoleta Cemetery with many mausoleums.
  • Visit Obelisco, an iconic 83 meter high obelisk.
  • Get entertained at Teatro Colon where you can enjoy performing arts.
  • Take a round over Plaza De Mayo, a square with many 19th century buildings.
  • Head to Plaza Dorrego where you can find many cafes and a Sunday market.

Popular food to try in Buenos Aires includes Argentine beef, Chivito, Mate, Chunchullo, Provoleta, Torrontes, Empanadas and many traditional dishes.

Best time to visit Buenos Aires – the best months to visit Buenos Aires are April, June, October and November.

How to reach Buenos Aires – you can book a flight to the Aerparque Internacional Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport serving in the city.

Bariloche, top nature’s lover destination in Argentina

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Bariloche is a town in Argentina’s Patagonia region also known by the name San Carlos De Bariloche .

Top things to do in Bariloche –

  • Get surprised at the Swiss Alpine architecture because such architecture is not common in Andes mountains.
  • Tour landmarks like Cerro Catedral, Catedral Alta Patagonia, Piedras Blancas, Cruce Andino and many more.
  • Admire the Andean Mountains from the Cerro Otto and Cerro Campanario chairlift.
  • Fall in love with the pristine natural richness of Nahuel Huapi National park.

Popular food to try in Bariloche consists of Patagonian lamb, fish and meat, Curanto, cakes, beer and famous local chocolate.

Best time to visit Bariloche– the best time to visit the town is from May till October.

How to reach Bariloche– you can get a 24 hr coach service to Bariloche from Buenos Aires. You may also book a super Cama. You may book a flight to the Bariloche airport also.

Mendoza, best wine lover destination in Argentina

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Mendoza is a city located in the Cuyo region of Argentina and is the heart for Argentina's wine and vineyards.

Top things to do in Mendoza –

  • Taste the flavorful Malbec and red wine of Mendoza.
  • Stroll along tree lined streets of Mendoza.
  • Enjoy the sunny climate with many restaurants and spas.
  • Visit wineries that provide wine tasting and tours while some vineyards also give biking opportunities .
  • Hop local landmarks like General San Martin Park, Mendoza Zoological Park, Plaza Espana, Natural Rock Bridge and Plaza De Las Artes Market.

Popular food to try in Mendoza comprises Tortitas, Tomatican, pastries, Humitas, Mate, beer, fernet and parrillas and Asado.

Best time to visit Mendoza– months from October to April are best to visit Mendoza city.

How to reach Mendoza – Mendoza has its international airport. You can also take a bus or a flight from the capital city of Buenos Aires to reach there.

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, top mountain destination in Argentina

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Los Glaciares National park is a part of Andes and is near the Chile border of southwest Argentina.

Top things to do in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares –

  • Get dazzled by the exceptional natural beauty of the park.
  • Take outlandish photographs of rugged and towering mountains and numerous glacier lakes.
  • Locate the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier and Fitz Roy Massif mountain.
  • Travel to the El Chalten town.

Best time to visit Parque Nacional Los Glaciares– the months from October to March are best to discover Los Glaciares.

How to reach Parque Nacional Los Glaciares– the park has El Calafate International Airport to get access there, the flights are available from various major cities of Argentina like Ushuaia, Buenos Aires and Bariloche.

Ushuaia, most beautiful city in Argentina

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Located at Tierra Del Fuego archipelago, Ushuaia is a small resort town in Argentina.

Top things to do in Ushuaia –

  • Get mesmerized by the steep hills surrounding the remote town.
  • Take a cruise to Antarctica for extreme exploration.
  • Get adventurous at Martial Glacier and many massive mountains.
  • Learn about town’s history in museums like Museo Del Fin Del Mundo, Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina and Museo Maritimo Y Del Presidio De Ushuaia. The
  • Try finger licking local food in authentic restaurants of Ushuaia.

Popular food to try in Ushuaia includes Centola, mussels, octopus, fish, lamb and many seafood varieties.

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in South America, no wonder the city is nicknamed as The End of the World.

Best time to visit Ushuaia– the best time to visit the city is from December to March.

How to reach Ushuaia– you can book a flight with the Ushuaia International Airport to reach the town.

Iguazu National Park, best place to see wildlife in Argentina

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Iguazu National Park is a natural park along the river Iguazu on the borders of Brazil and Argentina.

Top things to do in Iguazu National Park –

  • Marvel Iguazu Falls, a magnificent spectacle of more than 257 individual waterfalls.
  • Move to Devil’s throat and Garganta station to get a spectacular view of the waterfall.
  • Adore the Macuco Safari and explore the Iguazu river.
  • Jump to Parque Des Aves to find some rarest species on earth like tapir, Ocelot, jaguar, tirica, harpy eagle and anteater.

With 2700m depth and 82m height and its panoramic spread, Iguazu Falls is the best waterfall destination in South America.

Best time to visit Iguazu National Park – months from July to November and from February to April are best to explore Iguazu National Park.

How to reach Iguazu National Park – you may take a bus from Buenos Aires to get to the Iguazu Falls and National Park.

Cordoba, most romantic city in Argentina

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Mar Del Plata is a resort city in Argentina located at the southeastern part of Buenos Aires province and at the Atlantic coast.

Top things to do in Mar Del Plata-

  • Relax and meander beaches like Punta Mogotes, Playa Varese, Hanu beach, Balneario Perla Norte and Playa Meriano.
  • Find a number of marine animals in the modern Aquarium of Mar Del Plata.
  • Visit the Stella Maris Church and Tank Tower.
  • Gamble, dine and enjoy music in the iconic Casino Central of the city.

Popular food to try in Mar Del Plata includes Churros, ham and cheese, esplanades, Medialunas and Milanesa sandwiches.

Best time to visit Mar Del Plata– the best time to visit the city is during December and January.

How to reach Mar Del Plata– Astor Piazzolla International Airport is located in the city. You can also get here from the train or bus from any other cities of Argentina.

Mar Del Plata, best beach destination in Argentina

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Mar Del Plata is a resort city in Argentina located at the southeastern part of Buenos Aires province and at the Atlantic coast.

Top things to do in Mar Del Plata-

  • Relax and meander beaches like Punta Mogotes, Playa Varese, Hanu beach, Balneario Perla Norte and Playa Meriano.
  • Find a number of marine animals in the modern Aquarium of Mar Del Plata.
  • Visit the Stella Maris Church and Tank Tower.
  • Gamble, dine and enjoy music in the iconic Casino Central of the city.

Popular food to try in Mar Del Plata includes Churros, ham and cheese, esplanades, Medialunas and Milanesa sandwiches.

Best time to visit Mar Del Plata– the best time to visit the city is during December and January.

How to reach Mar Del Plata– Astor Piazzolla International Airport is located in the city. You can also get here from the train or bus from any other cities of Argentina.

La Plata, cultural capital of Argentina

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La Plata is the capital of the Buenos Aires province of Argentina and is quite close to the Buenos Aires city.

Top things to do in La Plata –

  • Cherish the architecture and unique diagonal avenues of this planned city.
  • Feel holy at soaring Cathedral De La Plata.
  • Bring your kids to Republica De Los Ninos, a colorful place made for children.
  • Progress to the Moreno Square, a lively place here with distinct historical buildings.
  • Know about the unique, rich and historic culture.

Popular food to try in La Plata consists of Sorrentinos, Amargo Obrero, Chaura, Criollo white corn, Muna Muna and Hesperidina.

Best time to visit La Plata– the best time to visit the city is from February to June or from September to November

How to reach La Plata– the distance between Buenos Aires from La Plata is just 1 hour driving. You can also book a flight to La Plata Airport.

Puerto Madryn, best solo travel destination in Argentina

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Puerto Madryn is a city located at the coast of northern Patagonia.

Top things to do in Puerto Madryn –

  • Rumble the sandy beaches and restaurants lined with the promenade facing Golfo Nuevo Bay.
  • Get an amazing view of the southern lights.
  • Tour the Monumento Al Indio Tehuelche, Historico Punta Cuevas Park and Museo Del Desembarco Punta Cuevas.
  • Head to Playa El Doradillo where you can enjoy whale watching, cetaceans while adoring nature.
  • Step to Punta Loma to see sea lions while enjoying snorkeling.

Popular food to try in Puerto Madryn comprises fresh fish, shellfish and Patagonian lamb.

Best time to visit Puerto Madryn– months of September, October and November are best to visit Puerto Madryn .

How to reach Puerto Madryn– you can book a flight to the El Tehuelche Airport which is just 5 km away from the Peninsula Valdes.

Miramar, most affordable city in Argentina

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El Calafate is a town in Argentina located at the edge of Southern Patagonia Ice Field.

Top things to do in El Calafate –

  • Notice the huge Perito Moreno Glacier near town.
  • Get sporty with various adventure activities like hiking and sightseeing.
  • Relax at the city before heading to Los Glaciares National Park.
  • Explore its various museums like the Argentine Toy Museum and Museo Regional (Municipal).
  • Get to see dinosaur fossils at Centro De Interpretacion Historica De Calafate.

Popular food to try in El Calafate is Patagonian lamb along with many Patagonian foods.

Best time to visit El Calafate – the best time to visit the town is during the months of January and February.

How to reach El Calafate – the nearest airport from El Calafate is Comandante Armando Tola International Airport which is 21 km away from the town.

El Calafate, top adventure destination in Argentina

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El Calafate is a town in Argentina located at the edge of Southern Patagonia Ice Field.

Top things to do in El Calafate –

  • Notice the huge Perito Moreno Glacier near town.
  • Get sporty with various adventure activities like hiking and sightseeing.
  • Relax at the city before heading to Los Glaciares National Park.
  • Explore its various museums like the Argentine Toy Museum and Museo Regional (Municipal).
  • Get to see dinosaur fossils at Centro De Interpretacion Historica De Calafate.

Popular food to try in El Calafate is Patagonian lamb along with many Patagonian foods.

Best time to visit El Calafate – the best time to visit the town is during the months of January and February.

How to reach El Calafate – the nearest airport from El Calafate is Comandante Armando Tola International Airport which is 21 km away from the town.

La Boca, most instagrammable place in Argentina

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La Boca is a colorful area near Buenos Aires city.

Top things to do in La Boca –

  • Capture this alluring and colorful area with many streets and steakhouses.
  • Get to feel a strong European flavor in its streets.
  • Be a party of various events making it a vibrant place to explore more like Tango street performances.
  • Jump to the most famous soccer stadium of South America.
  • Complete the trip at El Caminito, a lane with beautiful streets and markets.

Popular food to try in La Boca includes cheesecakes, steakhouse, esplanades and many more local delicacies.

Best time to visit La Boca – months of April, June, September and October are best to visit La Boca.

How to reach La Boca– La Boca is a part of Buenos Aires, you can get here by the city.

Tilcara, top upbeat destination in Argentina

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Tilcara is a city in Northern Argentina located at the Jujuy province and lies on the dramatic Quebrada De Humahuaca Mountain Valley.

Top things to do in Tilcara –

  • Travel over the archaeological site of Pucara De Tilcara.
  • Find rich paintings at Museum Irureta and Museum of Painting Jose Terry.
  • Go hiking in the mountain valley.
  • Find many types of cactus in Altura Botanical Garden.
  • Locate the cozy Waterfall Garganta De Diablo.

Best time to visit Tilcara– the months of April, May, June and July are best to visit the town.

How to reach Tilcara– the nearest airport from the city is Jujuy International Airport. You can take a bus from the Jujuy city to reach here.

Salta, best small town in Argentina

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Salta is a mountainous city in northwestern Argentina that is well known for its spanish colonial architecture and Andrea landscape.

Top things to do in Salta-

  • Visit the Museum of High Altitude with the mummies of Llullaillaco.
  • Get amazed at the marvelous Cathedral of Salta, a 19th century landmark in Salta.
  • Tour the Teleferico San Bernardo, Plaza 9 De Julio, History Museum of the North, Museum of Fine Arts in Salta, Plaza Central and Iglesia De San Alfonso.
  • Climb to the Cerro San Bernardo giving a great view of the whole city.

Popular food to try in Salta comprises Saltena, Asado, Tamales, Choripan, Esplanade and Argentine beef.

Best time to visit Salta – the best time to visit Salta is from January to May and from August to December.

How to reach Salta– the city has Martin Miguel De Guemes International Airport for the visitors.