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Brazil - Salvador, Rio and Sao Paulo, how to divide the number of days?

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I have read about the Tuesday night festivies in Salvador and would like to be sure I'm in Salvador on a Tuesday, in which case I'd fly Rio - Salvador on Monday just to avoid any problems with a flight delay, etc on Tuesday that would cause me to miss the events. My problem is if I do this I will have to remove a day from Rio and will only have four nights in Rio. I had planned on five nights in Rio orginally.

Is four nigths in Rio enough time for sightseeing? I don't plan on spending time at the beach, would like to tour the city independently and visit the sights. I will have three and a half days in Rio as my flight arrives early in the morning on the first day.

Is three nights, two full days enough time to tour Salvador independently? Again, I wouldn't be spending anytime at the beach, but would like to see the churches, historic architecture, etc.

Am I better off adding an extra night in Rio and flying to Salvador on Tuesday morning? I have read so many negative comments about Brazilian airlines in terms of flight cancellations and delays which is why I'm thinking of flying to Salvador on Monday.
If I do leave for Salvador on Tuesday morning, I'd fly to Sao Paulo on Friday (instead of Thursday) and won't be in the city during the week, the only two days I'd have for sightseeing in SP would be a Saturday and Sunday. From SP I will fly to Iguacu and that travel date (a Monday) isn't flexible as I will be meeting my travel companion there for the remainder of the trip.

Any advice on how to organize my Rio, Salvador, Sao Paulo portion of the trip will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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