Here, I’ve broken down some travel essentials you’ll be thankful to have during your trip to Argentina.
Heading to Argentina? You’re probably preparing to do as much as you can to see as much as you can of the country. From wine tasting in the Patagonia, seeing the incredible waterfalls in Iguazu to chilling at bars and clubs in Buenos Aires; your luggage can’t fit everything that goes with each of these diverse activities. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this article to get the Ultimate Checklist of what to pack.
In the northern part of Argentina, temperatures rarely drop below freezing cold. But to prepare for winter travels, you must bring a heavy coat or jacket. In the high-altitude towns of the northwest, temperatures will drop drastically so light jackets during summertime is also a smart idea. If you’re visiting the southern part of Patagonia, make sure to prepare for cold-weather all year round.
Buenos Aires is a fashionable city, so always make sure that you’re dress to impress!
Days in the city:
There’s a lot of walking in Buenos Aires, so be sure to pack comfortable shoes that you can walk in all day without getting blisters.
If you are planning to trek through the mountains in rugged regions of Argentina or visiting the Igaazu Falls, know that a pair of hiking boots or light sneakers will come in very handy.
Wine tasting – what to wear:
Wine tasting in Argentina is a must, so make sure to pack some daytime wear that will make you feel classy and comfortable enough to move around in all day. Bring a jacket, in case it gets chilly during mornings and evenings.
Tango is a must-do in Buenos Aires, but ladies should be prepared to bring an extra pair of comfortable shoes to practice in before wearing heels for Tango.
Night out in Buenos Aires:
As mentioned above, Buenos Aires is quite a fashionable city in Latin America, so be prepared to dress to impress on your night out in the town! Key rule: always wear comfy shoes as you’ll probably be dancing the night away somewhere!
Comfy walking shoes
Dress shoes (gents) or low-heeled boots (ladies)
1 pair of fancy sandals
2 pairs of jeans
1 pair of pants (gents) or leggings (ladies)
2 pairs of shorts
2-4 collared shirts (gents) or cute tops (ladies)
2-4 t-shirts (gents) or tanks to layer with (ladies)
2 skirts or dresses (ladies)
1 light coat
Socks and underwear
A Swiss Army Knife
Travel-size medical kit
Reusable water bottle
Packs of travel-size kleenex (some restrooms don’t provide toilet paper)
Printed receipt of paid entry fee (specifically for Argentina)
As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!