Buenos Aires: October and November: Rates for hotels and flights are still attractive, and the weather is bright, sunny, and in the 70s.
Always try to be in Buenos Aires over a Sunday, when the San Telmo flea market makes for a great street scene.
Buenos Aires has two airports: Ezeiza (EZE), the international airport, is 45 minutes from downtown, and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), the domestic airport, is by the river just 15 minutes from the heart of the city.
When connecting between the two, estimate a 50-minute ride with normal traffic. And be careful not to hop into just any taxi at Ezeiza—the drivers have been known to overcharge and even rob passengers.
If you land at the airport and need a ride into town, book from one of the taxi services with counters inside the arrival area (World Car, Vip Cars, Transfer Express, and Manuel Tienda Leon).
At most restaurants the usual 10 percent tip cannot be included in the credit card charge—it must be left in cash.
Taxis do not expect a tip; the custom is to round up to the nearest peso.
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Pack a raincoat. Buenos Aires gets nine to ten days of rain every month between October and April—and it can pour!