Bus Routes from Chile to Brazil
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 12, 2012 7:19 AM Last Post By: vnrose
Dec 11, 2012 9:12 PM
Our plan so far is:
1) Fly into Santiago--Stay 10 days
2) Bus to Cordoba (12 hours)--Stay 3 days
3) Bus to Buenos Aires (7 hours)-Stay 3 Weeks
4) Ferry to Montevideo--Stay 3 days
5) Bus to Porto Alegre (11 hours)--Stay 2 days
6) Bus to Iguacu Falls (11 hours)--Stay 2 days
7) Bus to Curitiba/Morretes (8 hours)--Stay 3 days
8) Bus to Paraty (8 hours)--Stay 5 days
9) Bus to Rio (3 hours)--Stay 3 Weeks
10) Bus to Ubatuba--(4 hours)--Stay 3 days
11) Bus to Sao Paolo (3 hours)--Stay 10 days, Fly out
So I'm looking for some advice:
Does the amount of time I'm planning on each place sound good--or would you do more in certain places? Less? We can extend our time mayyybe by a few days if really necessary, but I'd like to keep it to 11 weeks.
Are there other destinations closeby that we should check out? Or alternate stopping points? We are flying into Santiago and out of Sao Paolo and we want to go to Rio and Buenos Aires. The other places are to break up the bus trips or because they seemed cool.
Dec 11, 2012 11:45 PM
1Yep, personally I wouldn't spend three days in Curitiba because it's dull and nor would I spend 10 days in SP because it's fiendishly expensive and 'm not sure it's worth the payoff, others may differ. I'd use the extra time to grab a cheap flight to Salvador and explore Bahia for a couple of weeks.
Dec 12, 2012 2:24 AM
210 days in Santiago and 3 weeks in BA is way to long. Maybe head up to Salta in Argentina. Also 10 days in Sao Paulo is probably to long as well. South America has plenty of other places apart from cities, maybe do a bit a research and see a bit of wildlife on the way as well. That would be my tip but I do not know your tastes.
Dec 12, 2012 3:06 AM
3Didn't see that, Christ no, ten days in Santiago? Whatever for?
Dec 12, 2012 3:16 AM
4In June in Santiago about all you can do is ski. If you include one day skiing (after about the 20th), one day visiting a vineyard and/or going to Valparaíso, that is plenty. Bussing from Santiago to Cordoba involves going over the Andes and the pass can close due to bad weather for a day or more. You could also break that route in Mendoza.
Dec 12, 2012 7:13 AM
5I would plan completly different. 10 days in santiago is way too much, the same as 3 weeks in Buenos Aires and Rio or 10 days in sao Paulo except if you have something specific to do in each of these places. I would include Salta and the surroundings like Purmamarca, Tilcara and Cafayate and stay there as well as Salvador de Bahia in Brazil and some other places
Dec 12, 2012 7:19 AM
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