Best Time to Visit Mendoza
Probably the best time to visit Mendoza is from March to May when it is the harvest season although this is a truly year around destination. Summer falls between December and February and it will give you a chance to top up your sun tan.
How to get to Mendoza
There are no direct flights from the UK so the best options are to fly into Buenos Aries or Santiago. The Santiago option is very good if you are combining Mendoza with wine tasting in Chile and the short flight from Mendoza to Santiago over the Andes is absolutely breathtaking.
How Long to stay in Mendoza
We would recommend 5 nights, then you can have one day sightseeing in Mendoza and three days wine tours.
Should You Hire a Car in Mendoza
Definitely yes. It will be much cheaper and flexible. The roads are good and safe. One note of caution is to reserve your vehicle ahead of time if you are visiting over Christmas and New Year otherwise you could be very disappointed!
Another option is to hire a bicycle and you can cycle the vineyards nearer Mendoza. This option is better if you like drinking rather than tasting the wine but be careful in the busy Mendoza traffic…