15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Drive:  4​h
1
Tiradentes
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sao Joao del Rei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Congonhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Diamantina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Milho Verde
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Belo Horizonte

3
nights
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.
Tiradentes is known for museums, shopping, trails, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center, don't miss a visit to Largo das Forras, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa de Pedra, and hike along Sao Jose Ridge.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tiradentes trip itinerary maker .

Rio de Janeiro to Tiradentes is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tiradentes: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Museu Casa Padre Toledo ©
Museu Casa Padre Toledo
Sao Jose Fountain ©
Sao Jose Fountain

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, admire the striking features of Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Tancredo Neves, and finally make a trip to Rua das Casas Tortas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Church of Nossa Senhora das Merces, don't miss a visit to Ponte Do Rosario, admire the striking features of Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario, get engrossed in the history at Museu Regional de Sao Joao del-Rei, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemitério do Carmo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sao Joao Del Rei Historic Center.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sao Joao del Rei itinerary planner .

Sao Joao del Rei is just a stone's throw from Tiradentes. In July in Sao Joao del Rei, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Congonhas.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Congonhas

Congonhas ©
Characterized by impressive Baroque architecture, the town of Congonhas makes a perfect day trip from Belo Horizonte.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Praca Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, examine the collection at Museu da Imagem e Memoria de Congonhas, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Congonhas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bom Jesus do Congonhas, then don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, and finally don't miss a visit to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Congonhas trip builder site .

Drive from Sao Joao del Rei to Congonhas in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Joao del Rei in July: high temperatures in Congonhas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Congonhas

Museums Historic Sites
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Museu de Congonhas ©
Museu de Congonhas
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas ©
Museu da Imagem e Memoria de Congonhas ©

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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.
Ouro Preto is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto vacation planner.

Drive from Congonhas to Ouro Preto in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Diamantina.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museu do Diamante, then admire the majestic nature at Biribiri State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vila do Biribiri. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, explore the fascinating underground world of Salitre Grotto, contemplate the long history of Chica da Silva House, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Gloria.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Diamantina trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Diamantina takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Diamantina due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Milho Verde.

Things to do in Diamantina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek ©
Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek
Parque Estadual do Biribiri ©
Parque Estadual do Biribiri
Vila do Biribiri ©
Vila do Biribiri

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day
Milho Verde

Milho Verde ©
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lajeado Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milho Verde travel route planner .

Drive from Diamantina to Milho Verde in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto.

Things to do in Milho Verde

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary ©
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

1
night
Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto

Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Rio Preto State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto trip maker site .

You can drive from Milho Verde to Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto

Nature Parks
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Parque Estadual do Rio Preto ©
Parque Estadual do Rio Preto