19 days in Brazil, Paris & Nancy Itinerary

19 days in Brazil, Paris & Nancy Itinerary

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19 days in Brazil, Paris & Nancy Itinerary

Start: Metz, France
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Natal, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
4
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
5
Nancy, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
End: Metz, France

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Jardin des Tuileries. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation maker .

Metz to Paris is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Natal.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphins Bay and Genipabu Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Pipa (Chapadao Hill, Madeiro Beach, & more) and Cacimbinhas Cliffs (in Tibau do Sul). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lake Jacuma, stop by Hand Craft Potiguar Mall, admire the majestic nature at Dunas Park, and admire all the interesting features of Arena das Dunas.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Natal online road trip planner .

You can fly from Paris to Natal in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Paris to Natal. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Natal hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Pipa, Cacimbinhas Cliffs
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Dolphins Bay ©
Dolphins Bay
Madeiro Beach ©
Madeiro Beach
Genipabu Beach ©
Genipabu Beach

2
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garganta do Diabo and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Iguacu River, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseu de Itaipu, and make a trip to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Natal to Foz do Iguacu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Natal in August, things will get slightly colder in Foz do Iguacu: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Nature Parks Tours
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Garganta do Diabo ©
Garganta do Diabo
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Iguacu River ©
Iguacu River

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Morro da Urca and Walking tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Imperial Museum & Cervejaria Bohemia). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Cultural Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morro Dois Irmaos, and take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Morro da Urca ©
Morro da Urca
Cervejaria Bohemia ©
Cervejaria Bohemia

2
nights
Nancy, France

Nancy
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville, then appreciate the history behind Porte Saint-Georges, then stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas. On the next day, admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, make a trip to Gare de Metz-Ville, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Nancy with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Nancy is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, Nancy is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Metz
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Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Parc de la Pepiniere ©
Parc de la Pepiniere

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