All year round Buenos Aires has its own charm. But admittedly, it is more fun to visit without freezing every time you hit the street or overheated even in the shallow.
So, what is the best time to visit Buenos Aires?
For me, the answer is clear: The perfect time to visit Buenos Aires is November. But why?
I have gathered 5 of the main reasons why I enjoy Buenos Aires the most in November. So, keep on reading:
#1 November is springtime in Buenos Aires
First and foremost, November means springtime Buenos Aires. Since Argentina is in the Southern part of the hemisphere, November indicates the end of the winter.
The trees bloom in green and purple (more about that below), and flowers color the neighborhoods in all the colors of the rainbow. This is without any doubt the perfect time to take the best pictures of Buenos Aires.
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#2 The weather in November is the best for visiting Buenos Aires
The weather in November is perfect for visiting Buenos Aires too.
With the spring over the city, this results in many sunny days without being unbearable. Temperatures are around 25-30 degrees during the day time but the wind is still fresh. At night they drop allowing to refresh the air.
While the days start to get warmer already by the end of September and beginning of October, the weather is still very changeable. If you are only visiting for a limited amount of time, of course, you don’t want to run into a whole week of cold and rainy days. On the other hand, the weather in December quickly gets way too hot for doing any mayor touristic activities during the day.
Hence, in November the weather is not too warm nor too cold and makes November the best time to visit Buenos Aires.
The warmer weather also makes November a great time to make a short day trip outside Buenos Aires. How about a trip to the Tigre Delta just north from Buenos Aires? Read more about Tigre here.
#3 The purple Jacarandas trees are blooming
This should properly have been reason number one for visiting Buenos Aires in November… But I actually think, at the end of the day, the spring-feeling and the weather weight a bit higher in my world.
During most of November, Buenos Aires is covered in a purple cover of Jacarandas trees. It leaves the city with colored purple spots everywhere, which without makes it so much more picturesque.
Don’t miss Avendia 9 de Julio covered in purple. Or how about a scroll through Recoleta toward Floris Generica to see broad avenues all in purple?
The Jacaranda trees without makes November the most perfect time to visit Buenos Aires.
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#4 The nights get longer in November
Springtime in Buenos Aires also means longer nights. The sun does not set before around 8 pm.
Hence, November the perfect time to enjoy a long night out in Buenos Aires with dining out, etc.
You can enjoy your Asado under a beautiful sunset. Or hit out to visit one of the many viewpoints to enjoy the city from above.
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#5 Taking a cold drink in the shadow and enjoy
The warmer weather and the beautiful scenery of the blooming Jacarandas simply invite to slow down, take a break and find somewhere in the shadow to enjoy a cold drink and watch the people passing by.
And trust me, the porteños do the same!
As the weather gets warmer cafes and outdoor restaurants quickly fill up with people chatting and enjoying the warm weather. After all, in Buenos Aires winters can get pretty cold!
Just another reason why November is the best time to enjoy Buenos Aires!
Didn’t you manage to plan your trip to Buenos Aires? Don’t worry! December is also a great month to visit.
Generally, October through February/March is a great time to visit Buenos Aires. Thus, with December and January being super hot summer months. October is early spring, and February and March are autumn months which quiet changing, and sometimes cold, weather.