11 days in Brazil Itinerary

11 days in Brazil Itinerary

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11 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Goiania
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Araxa
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Monte Verde
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Joao Monlevade
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Goiania
— 3 nights
End: Goiania

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Araxa

Araxa ©
Sitting at an altitude of nearly 1,000 m (3,280 ft), Araxa offers some of the best examples of colonial architecture in Minas Gerais state.
To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Araxa holiday builder tool .

Goiania to Araxa is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Araxa

Historic Sites
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Igreja Matriz ©
Igreja Matriz
Igreja Nossa Senhora das Gracas ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora das Gracas

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Monte Verde

Monte Verde ©
Perched high up in the Mantiqueira Mountains at 1,550 m (5,085 ft) above sea level, the small town of Monte Verde attracts visitors looking to escape Brazil's tropical heat.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Geleias Naturais Tia Nata, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Redonda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia São Francisco de Assis.

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You can drive from Araxa to Monte Verde in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Pedra Redonda ©
Pedra Redonda
Paróquia São Francisco de Assis ©
Paróquia São Francisco de Assis

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Nossa Senhora do Carmo Cemetery, then admire the striking features of Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Antonio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Senhor Bom Jesus da Pobreza, then contemplate the long history of Serra do Sao Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nossa Senhora das Merces.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tiradentes trip builder website .

You can drive from Monte Verde to Tiradentes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monte Verde to Tiradentes due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sao Joao del Rei
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Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis
Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral ©
Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

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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 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, examine the collection at Museum of Betrayal, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then admire the striking features of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Rosario dos Brancos chapel, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, then get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos, then examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), and finally steep yourself in history at Minas do Palacio Velho.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ouro Preto tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In May, Ouro Preto is a bit warmer than Tiradentes - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joao Monlevade.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Museum of Betrayal ©
Museum of Betrayal

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Joao Monlevade

Joao Monlevade ©
On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Sao Jose and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Jose Operario.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Joao Monlevade trip planner.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Joao Monlevade in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goiania.

Things to do in Joao Monlevade

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Igreja Sao Jose
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Igreja Sao Jose Operario ©
Igreja Sao Jose Operario
Igreja Sao Jose ©
Igreja Sao Jose

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Goiania

Goiania ©
A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
Get some cultural insight at Centro Historico de Pirenopolis and Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania. Our Lady of Rosario church and Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Goiania to go to Hidrolandia and see Vinicola Jabuticabal, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Flamboyant Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the 3 Races, stop by Feira do Cerrado, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira Hippie.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Goiania travel route planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Joao Monlevade to Goiania with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joao Monlevade in May: highs in Goiania hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Pirenopolis, Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca, Vinicola Jabuticabal
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Flamboyant Park ©
Flamboyant Park
Vinicola Jabuticabal ©
Vinicola Jabuticabal
Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca ©

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