I'm planning a rtw trip, leaving in january. basically i have to decide on visiting either north or south america for probably about 3-4weeks. It will be the first destination on the tour. which place will i have the most memorable travelling experience in. any opinions welcome. thanks!
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 4, 2007, at 2:15 PM by decbrowne ]
You're better off in North America. Something like a trip to the Northeastern USA and a voyage into Canada (Toronto, Montreal) would be good. There are too many different places to see in SA to try to fit it all in a few weeks. That's assuming you're intending on seeing as much as possible. You can always just visit a few countries and do it that way.
Weatherwise, SA in january would require far less packing, though. But I agree with Nantes, in 3 weeks you could do two countries at most.
Just replied under the RTW forum:
As you have only 3-4 weeks and you will be there around January, I would say you either visit Chile/Argentina or some country (costa rica for example) in central america.
North America can be bitterly cold in January, some Andes countries (like Peru and Bolivia) have rainy season.
But 1 country, maybe with a side trip to a neighbour is more than enough for 3-4 weeks. That way, you will avoid you will be tired of travelling after one months already.
What is your destination after North or South America, as that would have an influence if I were doing a RTW?
Geeting out of North America east or west would be simple, while I don't think getting from say Santiago or Buenos Aires to Tokyo or Hong Kong would be that easy (though I may be wrong).
Are you flying on one of the airline groups ( Star Alliance or OneWorld)?