10 days in Brazil Itinerary

10 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador and Morro do Cruzeiro. Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat and Stone Church - Our Lady of the Rosary are in your itinerary. When in Sao Thome das Letras, make a side trip to see Casa da Cultura Musem in Cruzilia, approximately Cruzilia away. There's much more to do: trek along Garganta do Diabo, get outside with Gruta do Sobradinho, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Thome das Letras trip planning website.

Sao Paulo to Sao Thome das Letras is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sao Thome das Letras can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cruzilia, Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat
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Cachoeira Antares ©
Cachoeira Antares
Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador ©
Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador
Stone Church - Our Lady of the Rosary ©
Stone Church - Our Lady of the Rosary

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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Museu da FEB, take an in-depth tour of Cardinal Dom Lucas Moreira Neves Memorial, explore the world behind art 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Merces, then look for all kinds of wild species at Serra do Lenheiro, then admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally don't miss a visit to Rua das Casas Tortas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sao Joao del Rei journey planner.

Drive from Sao Thome das Letras to Sao Joao del Rei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler 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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos and Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Serra do Sao Jose and Our Lady of Merces dos Pretos Crioulos church. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sao Francisco de Paula Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Senhor Bom Jesus da Pobreza, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachaca Mazuma Mineira, and stop by Doce de Leite Bolota.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tiradentes trip itinerary tool.

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. 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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Serra do Sao Jose ©
Serra do Sao Jose
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos ©
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos
Atelie Valin Branco ©
Atelie Valin Branco

1
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at 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.

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Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Barbacena takes 1.5 hours. In July in Barbacena, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barbacena

Historic Sites Museums
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Museum of Madness ©
Museum of Madness
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da piedade ©
Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da piedade
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao