Buenos Aires, Argentina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina? If you're planning to go to Buenos Aires, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Based on the climate and weather in Buenos Aires, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Buenos Aires, Argentina by month

January

If you go to Buenos Aires in January, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February here is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

March

If you visit Buenos Aires during March, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

April for Buenos Aires is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you vacation in Buenos Aires during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you visit Buenos Aires during June, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

July

July in Buenos Aires is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August in Buenos Aires is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks

September

September in Buenos Aires is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

In October, Buenos Aires is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Buenos Aires, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

November

In November, Buenos Aires is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Buenos Aires, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

December for Buenos Aires is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Buenos Aires, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Buenos Aires
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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