10 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

10 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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10 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
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Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Sao Joao del Rei
— 3 nights
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Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Vitoria

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Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Brumadinho (Inhotim & Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, walk around Parque das Mangabeiras, admire the landmark architecture of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis, and explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte travel route planner.

Vitoria to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

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Brumadinho, Casa Azul
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte

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Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), look for gifts at Ita Gemas, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Tiradentes, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso, don't miss a visit to Largo de Coimbra, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ouro Preto day trip planner .

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tiradentes.

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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
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Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes online route planner.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ouro Preto in June: high temperatures in Tiradentes hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Sao Joao del Rei.
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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.
Sao Joao del Rei is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, see the interesting displays at Museu da FEB, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Tancredo Neves, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sao Joao del Rei trip planner.

Sao Joao del Rei is very close to Tiradentes. In June, daytime highs in Sao Joao del Rei are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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