South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Buenos Aires hotel for 2 nights
  2. 2 Time in Lima, then Guayaquil, Manta
  3. 3 Lima Foodie Resource(s)
  4. 4 Brazil. Reading lists
  5. 5 Cusco to Ollantaytambo via Salt Flats
  6. 6 Any suggestions for tour companies for Inca Trail Trek to MP?
  7. 7 9 days in Ecuador-need help planning
  8. 8 Buenos Aires-ideas for side trips
  9. 9 Self Drive from BsAs to Tierra del Fuego
  10. 10 Suggested driving route Lima to Huaraz?
  11. 11 Cajamarca
  12. 12 Choquequirao Questions
  13. 13 Advice? First SA experience in Ecuador has so far been disappointing
  14. 14 Trip Report Amazon and the Inca Trail
  15. 15 What to do with two free nites on arrival in Argentina
  16. 16 South America 2 Months Itinery
  17. 17 Finalizing Patagonia Itinerary-Suggestions?
  18. 18 Torres del Paine, 3 hotel oprions
  19. 19 5 day Galapagos cruise in Nov
  20. 20 Our ATMs to give 500 and 100 peso bills
  21. 21 Trip Report Sixty days in Colombia
  22. 22 Machu Picchu - NatGeo vs. OAT
  23. 23 Trip Report Taking the Bus Santiago Airport to Valpo
  24. 24 MP and Torres del Paine on same trip?
  25. 25 Steak house rec in Buenos Aires near Recoleta
View next 25 » Back to the top

Should we book Argentina trip in May 2014?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I just yesterday realized that it makes more sense with our work schedules if we take our annual big trip in April/May rather than our usual August. Oops! Time to get planning! After discussing several wish list trips and ideas (South Africa - too expensive, Asia - too far, Europe - went there for our last few trips) we seem to be agreeing on Argentina and/or Rio. So my question is two-fold: (1) is May a good (or at least fine) time to go to Argentina weather-wise; and (2) given the time of year, which destinations would be best to visit or should be avoided?

The places we're interested in seeing are: Buenos Aires, Mendoza (we have a close friend with wineries there so it's kind of a must go), Bariloche, Patagonia, Iguazu Falls, and Rio. I know we can't do it all, but I'm basically wondering if we should stick to Argentina (BA, Mendoza, Patagonia, and maybe Bariloche) and do Rio and Iguazu together on a separate trip; or, should we stick more north (BA, Mendoza, Iguazu, and Rio) and leave Bariloche and Patagonia for a separate trip. Or is it too late to get a visa to Brazil?

We have 2 weeks (could probably add an extra day or two), are both 30, no kids, traveling from NYC, very active and adventurous, love outdoors stuff (biking, rafting, skiing) but also enjoy cities (but not huge on museums), and love food and wine. We also really enjoy traveling to less touristy places that are a bit off the beaten path (we spent a week driving around Slovenia last summer and LOVED it). Other than when I went to Cartagena 15 years ago, neither of us have been to South America.

Thanks in advance for the advice!!!

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement