14 days in Brazil Itinerary

14 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip planner

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Sao Joao del Rei
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Tiradentes
— 1 night
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Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
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Mariana
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
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Betim
— 1 night
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Brumadinho
— 1 night
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Sao Thome das Letras
— 1 night
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Sao Lourenco
— 1 night
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Bertioga
— 1 night
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Ubatuba
— 2 nights
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Paraty
— 1 night
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Sao Joao del Rei

— 1 night
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 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the landmark architecture of Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sao Joao del Rei travel planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Sao Joao del Rei is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, Sao Joao del Rei is a bit cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Tiradentes

— 1 night
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 6th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Sao Jose Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santo Antonio, then explore the galleries of Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe, then take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Sant'Ana. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center and then take in the exciting artwork at O Barroco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tiradentes trip itinerary planner.

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. In January, daily temperatures in Tiradentes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Ouro Preto

— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, make a trip to SESI Ouro Preto - Centro Cultural e Turistico do Sistema FIEMG, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, then get to know the fascinating history of Largo do Rosario, and finally contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ouro Preto travel route planning website.

You can drive from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Ouro Preto is somewhat warmer than Tiradentes - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mariana.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Mariana

The oldest city in the state, colonial-era Mariana entices visitors with its wide range of architectural gems and a historic city core.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariana holiday site.

Drive from Ouro Preto to Mariana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Mariana due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Belo Horizonte on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Mariana

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Belo Horizonte

— 1 night

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, and then see the interesting displays at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal.

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Getting from Mariana to Belo Horizonte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mariana to Belo Horizonte. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Betim.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Betim

— 1 night
Betim is a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Casa da Cultura Josefina Bento, see the interesting displays at Paulo Araujo Moreira Gontijo Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Betim online visit planner.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Betim by car takes about an hour. January in Betim sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Betim

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Brumadinho

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Inhotim, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fazenda dos Martins.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brumadinho trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Betim to Brumadinho in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Brumadinho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sao Thome das Letras.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Sao Thome das Letras

— 1 night
A city set atop a mountain peak, Sao Thome Das Letras embraces its natural backdrop.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Ladeira de Amendoim, explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Flavio, then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Veu de Noiva, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Cruzeiro.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Thome das Letras route website.

Traveling by car from Brumadinho to Sao Thome das Letras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sao Lourenco.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Sao Lourenco

— 1 night
Marking the halfway point between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the quaint town of Sao Lourenco sits amongst green, gently rolling hills.
On the 14th (Thu), savor a delicious cup with Rota do Cafe Especial, then walk around Parque das Aguas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Lourenco trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sao Thome das Letras to Sao Lourenco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bertioga.

Things to do in Sao Lourenco

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Bertioga

— 1 night
With its wide, sandy beaches and well-developed tourism infrastructure, Bertioga seems at first glance like a fairly typical resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Pinheiro and then make a splash at SESC Bertioga.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bertioga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Lourenco to Bertioga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Bertioga

Parks · Nightlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Ubatuba

— 2 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Prumirim Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Itamambuca Beach, then make a trip to Praca da Baleia, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Projeto Tamar. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ubatuba Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domingas Dias Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo Arautos do Evangelho.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ubatuba holiday site.

Drive from Bertioga to Ubatuba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paraty.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Paraty

— 1 night
Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Mini Royal Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Cachadaco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Meio Beach, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paraty trip website.

You can drive from Ubatuba to Paraty in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubatuba to Paraty is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.