19 days in Brazil Itinerary

19 days in Brazil Itinerary

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19 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Metz
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Natal
— 4 nights
2
Recife
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Foz do Iguacu
— 3 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Metz

4
nights
Natal

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Relax by the water at Guarairas Beach and Jacuma Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Metropolitan Cathedral and Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natal: Cajueiro de Pirangi (in Parnamirim) and Curral Beach (in Praia da Pipa). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pitangui beach, enjoy the sea views from Reis Magos Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz church, and stroll through Ponta Negra Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Natal journey site .

Metz, France to Natal is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Metz to Natal is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Metz in August: high temperatures in Natal hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Recife.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cajueiro de Pirangi
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Parrachos de Maracajau ©
Parrachos de Maracajau
Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach
Curral Beach ©
Curral Beach

3
nights
Recife

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Se Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Church and Monastery of Sao Bento and Centro Historico. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madre Deus Church, examine the collection at Museu Cais do Sertao, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paiva Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Recife trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Natal to Recife takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Recife

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Olinda, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ecomuseu de Itaipu and Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab. Visiting Garganta do Diabo and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng, and identify plant and animal life at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu day trip website .

You can fly from Recife to Foz do Iguacu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Recife in August since evenings lows in Foz do Iguacu dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

6
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morro Dois Irmaos and Claudio Coutinho Trail. Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Paroquia Sao Francisco Xavier. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sao Bento Monastery, and get great views at Pedra Bonita.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip website .

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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