Once you’ve decided to go to Argentina, you’ll have to sit down and figure out where you’ll get to visit in the country and places you’ll have to pass up. With Argentina covering an impressive 2.78 million km2, it’s understandable that the geography, climate and general environment will vary greatly. If you are travelling to more than one place in Argentina, chances are you’ll need to pack for at least two or three different seasons. The diverse weather can make it hard to squeeze all your travelling essentials into one bag but with careful planning, packing for your Argentine holiday will be a breeze.
This is a little harder to pack for because it’s difficult to know how much cold-weather clothing you will need with you. If you will be outside continuously and taking hikes or participating in any number of the winter sports offered throughout Patagonia, then invest in a decent pair of walking boots or trainers. That way, regardless of what the weather does, you’ll have sturdy, comfortable and durable footwear with you. Otherwise follow these guidelines to properly layer up or down depending on your location and level of activity for the day.
Buenos Aires is a city full of sophistication and grace which can be unnerving for the uninitiated traveller coming into the city. The city is cosmopolitan and people tend to dress more fashionably and smartly—clothes fit perfectly and shoes are an important aspect of an outfit. If you don’t want to look like a tourist opt for neat, sleek outfits in neutral colours. If you are visiting in June, July or August, pack a sweatshirt to account for the slightly cooler temperatures. If you plan to experience Buenos Aires’ incredible nightlife don’t forget to pack footwear that isn’t a set of trainers. Many places won’t let you in with trainers on, so opt for smart shoes for men or heels if you are a woman.
In addition to destination-specific clothing and footwear, there are other accessories and gadgets that will improve your travelling experience in Argentina. Whether it’s an adaptor to keep your camera charged or motion-sickness medicine to keep your head up and your stomach settled, these small additions to your packing list are well worth the effort.
Feel like a packing pro now? Know where you want to go in Argentina? That means you’re ready for the next step in travel planning—researching and purchasing a travel insurance plan. Cover-More Australia offers travel insurance where you can tailor the cover to what you need, like increasing luggage cover on your perfectly packed and prepared luggage.
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