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Should we book Argentina trip in May 2014?

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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!!!

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