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Itinerary advice please

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Itinerary advice please

Hi, me again

I've decided on the places I want to visit for my birthday trip in September, but need some advice on the route.

3 nights in Rio

2 nights Iguassu/Iguazu Falls

3 nights Salvador

2 nights Ilha Grande

3 nights Sao Paulo

We'll be coming from London, probably flying into Rio and leaving from Sao Paulo.

Now, is this the best route itinerary wise or should we go Ilha Grande> Salvador instead of the other way around?

Please let me know which is best,

Thanks

Teyne

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1. Re: Itinerary advice please

Too much travelling in my view. Give Ilha Grande a miss and spend time on a beach in Bahía. You could even fly Salvador-Porto Seguro, have a couple of nights in Trancoso, then fly Porto Seguro-Rio/SP. I have friends in SP, but it doesn't have a huge amount to offer tourists in my view. I'd give it a miss to give more time in Bahía. Stay in Puerto Iguazu: it's much nicer than the Brazilian side.

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2. Re: Itinerary advice please

Just a thought. Check out American Airlines for flights from London. Then you could do an open jaw and leave Brazil from Salvador to Miami/LHR rather then retracing your steps.

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3. Re: Itinerary advice please

Hello

Thanks for replying

We are staying at the Sheraton for the falls so I think that's in Puerto Iguazu.

We have friends in Sao Paulo and I think it would be a shame to come so far and not check it out at least.

I'll check out Porto Seguro and trancosco as alternatives, as getting to Ilha Grande is seeming more trouble than it's worth. With an Airpass it looks like we could fly into Fortaleza from Salvador and get to Ilha Grande from there, but I only want to go if it's worth it!

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4. Re: Itinerary advice please

Yes, cut Ilha Grande and add an extra night to Rio and to Salvador.

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5. Re: Itinerary advice please

Thanks Monte

Is it worth adding a day in Rio/Salvador and then going to Porto Seguro, and cutting a day in SP?

So

Rio 4nights

Iguazu 2 nights

Salvador 4 nights

Porto Seguro/Trancoso 2 nights

Sao Paulo 2 nights?

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6. Re: Itinerary advice please

Trancoso is too further away from Salvador. Consider Morro de São Paulo (not to be confused with São Paulo).

tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g488168-Morro_de_Sao…

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7. Re: Itinerary advice please

Thanks! Considering cutting out Sao Paulo completely now

Will check out Morro de SP now!

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8. Re: Itinerary advice please

Ok so I think I';m just going to do Rio, Iguazu and Salvador. That way i wont rush anything.

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9. Re: Itinerary advice please

If you're still flying out of Sao Paulo, spend a day there visiting your friends. They'll never forgive you if you don't drop by, at least for a short time.

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10. Re: Itinerary advice please

yes this is what i was thinking. Just a night should do it and we can give them plenty of notice!

Thanks Monte!

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