10 days in Brazil Itinerary

10 days in Brazil Itinerary

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10 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Sao Thome das Letras
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sao Joao del Rei
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Tiradentes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Barbacena
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Sao Thome das Letras

Sao Thome das Letras ©
A city set atop a mountain peak, Sao Thome Das Letras embraces its natural backdrop.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador and Garganta do Diabo. Get in touch with nature at Cachoeira Antares and Pedra Furada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Thome das Letras: Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat (in Baependi) and Casa da Cultura Musem (in Cruzilia). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Gruta do Sobradinho, get great views at Morro do Cruzeiro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Stone Church - Our Lady of the Rosary.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Thome das Letras journey planner.

Sao Paulo to Sao Thome das Letras is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Sao Thome das Letras, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cruzilia, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat
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Cachoeira Antares ©
Cachoeira Antares

2
nights
Sao Joao del Rei

Sao Joao del Rei ©
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Museu da FEB, take an in-depth tour of Cardinal Dom Lucas Moreira Neves Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Sacra, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemitério do Carmo, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Regional de Sao Joao del-Rei, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores, admire the striking features of Church of Nossa Senhora das Merces, explore the striking landscape at Serra do Lenheiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally make a trip to Rua das Casas Tortas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sao Joao del Rei day trip planner .

You can drive from Sao Thome das Letras to Sao Joao del Rei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Thome das Letras in July; daily highs in Sao Joao del Rei reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Museu Regional de Sao Joao del-Rei ©
Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Museu da FEB ©
Museu da FEB

3
nights
Tiradentes

Tiradentes ©
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos and Doce de Leite Bolota. Visit Serra do Sao Jose and Santissima Trindade Sanctuary for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sao Francisco de Paula Church, see the interesting displays at Museu da Liturgia, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Merces dos Pretos Crioulos church, and view the masterpieces at Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tiradentes journey planning app .

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. In July in Tiradentes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Barbacena.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cachaca Mazuma Mineira
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Sao Francisco de Paula Church ©
Sao Francisco de Paula Church
Atelie Valin Branco ©
Atelie Valin Branco
Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe ©
Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe

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night
Barbacena

Barbacena ©
Barbacena is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Madness, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, make a trip to Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da piedade, then examine the collection at Barbacena Municipal Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Sao Jose.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barbacena trip maker tool .

You can drive from Tiradentes to Barbacena in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barbacena

Historic Sites Museums
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Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao
Basilica Sao Jose ©
Basilica Sao Jose