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Alan A Vitek
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Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My wife and I will be in Argentina for five weeks in June and July (2008). We do not have an itinerary yet, but would like to spend a few weeks in Southern Argnetina. Does anyone know how the weather might impact our travels? Is it best to fly or bus?

What are other destinations we should take time to see that might be less known or traveled by many tourists?

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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

June/July, in general, is a good time to visit the northeast. Southern Argentina is very vast and you will be exposed to a diverse range of temperatures and weather conditions. From chilly days to freezing temperatures. Even in the same location you may experience differences as you move higher in altitude. Then, the west will be much different than the east. In order to really answer your question it will be a good idea to pinpoint specific destinations knowing that during these months days become shorter.

There are many other places that locals will visit that aren't on the maps of foreigners. One case is Merlo in San Luis. A few destinations in Formosa. The puna in Salta and Jujuy (way to the west where there is nothing). The province of Santa Fe and many areas in Misiones and Formosa, thermal waters in Cacheuta or the ones in San Juan... smaller towns north of Buenos Aires like San Pedro -rich in history, where San Martin (our George Washington) fought the battle of "Obligado"- All these are doable during winter without having to deal with snow or cold winds that will freeze your eyes.

Flying is always recommended except for short visits close to BA.

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