11 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

11 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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11 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mariana
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  45​min
3
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
4
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brumadinho
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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 9th (Tue), stop by Artesanato em Bichinho, explore the galleries of Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the striking features of Sao Francisco de Paula Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Sant'Ana.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tiradentes journey planner.

Sao Paulo to Tiradentes is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Tiradentes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Mariana.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sao Joao del Rei
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2
nights
Mariana

Mariana ©
The oldest city in the state, colonial-era Mariana entices visitors with its wide range of architectural gems and a historic city core.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, ponder the design of Centro Historico de Mariana, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Camara e Cadeia, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica da Se, then get to know the fascinating history of Rua Frei Durao, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca Minas Gerais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Rua Direita, don't miss a visit to Praca Gomes Freire, and then go deep underground at Minas da Passagem.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mariana trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Mariana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tiradentes to Mariana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Mariana

Historic Sites Museums
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Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral ©
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral
Catedral Basilica da Se ©
Catedral Basilica da Se
Rua Frei Durao ©
Rua Frei Durao

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, see human ingenuity at work at Represa do Custodio, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Josimar Guimaraes - Escritorio de Arte, then see the interesting displays at Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP, and finally steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Sacra, examine the collection at Estacao Ferroviaria de Ouro Preto, examine the collection at Aleijadinho Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, and finally examine the collection at Jeca Tatu Museu e Centro Multicultural.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Mariana to Ouro Preto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jeca Tatu Museu e Centro Multicultural
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Mina Du Veloso ©
Mina Du Veloso
Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church ©
Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church

2
nights
Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then make a trip to Camara Municipal, then see human ingenuity at work at Represa do Custodio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ouro Preto road trip planning website .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos

2
nights
Brumadinho

Brumadinho ©
Located among lush tropical hills in Minas Geras state, the small city of Brumadinho serves as a good base for exploring the surrounding region's natural attractions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Inhotim and Museu do Escravo. Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape and Matriz de Brumadinho Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brumadinho side-trips: Lagoa dos Ingleses (in Nova Lima) and Gruta Nossa Senhora de Itauna (in Itauna). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade, steep yourself in history at Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brumadinho travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape, Lagoa dos Ingleses, Museu do Escravo, Gruta Nossa Senhora de Itauna
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape ©
Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape
Museu do Escravo ©
Museu do Escravo