13 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

13 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
2
Diamantina
— 2 nights
3
Serra do Cipo
— 1 night
4
Mariana
— 1 night
5
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
6
Tiradentes
— 2 nights

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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.
Take a break from Belo Horizonte with a short trip to Inhotim in Brumadinho, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, learn about all things military at Museu Historico dos Militares Mineiros, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and make a trip to Praca da Liberdade.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from London to Belo Horizonte, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Belo Horizonte reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Diamantina.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

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Diamantina

Diamantina ©
Formerly a center of the region's diamond mining industry, Diamantina today boasts well-preserved Baroque architecture in its UNESCO-protected historic center.
For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Diamantina tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Belo Horizonte to Diamantina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belo Horizonte to Diamantina due to the time zone difference. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Serra do Cipo.

Things to do in Diamantina

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek ©
Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek
Vila do Biribiri ©
Vila do Biribiri
Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros) ©
Mercado Municipal (dos Tropeiros)

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Serra do Cipo

Serra do Cipo ©
The world's leading national park in terms of plants per square meter, Serra do Cipo National Park offers plentiful natural attractions across a vast landscape that was once entirely underwater.
For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Serra do Cipo vacation planner.

Getting from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo by car takes about 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Serra do Cipo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariana.

Things to do in Serra do Cipo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo ©
Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo
Cachoeira Grande ©
Cachoeira Grande

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Historico de Mariana as well as Praca Minas Gerais.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariana road trip planner.

You can drive from Serra do Cipo to Mariana in 4 hours. Traveling from Serra do Cipo to Mariana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Mariana

Historic Sites
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Passo do Pretorio ©
Passo do Pretorio
Praca Minas Gerais ©
Praca Minas Gerais

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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 15th (Tue): make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, look for gifts at Ita Gemas, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Tiradentes, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar. On your second day here, go deep underground at Minas do Palacio Velho, make a trip to Camara Municipal, see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), then make a trip to SESI Ouro Preto - Centro Cultural e Turistico do Sistema FIEMG, then examine the collection at Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto trip tool.

You can drive from Mariana to Ouro Preto in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mariana to Ouro Preto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Tiradentes.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center, then view the masterpieces at Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe, and then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): ponder the design of Sao Jose Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Senhor Bom Jesus da Pobreza, admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Jose Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiradentes day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouro Preto in September, things will get slightly colder in Tiradentes: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sao Joao del Rei
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Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos ©
Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos

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