15 days in Brazil Itinerary

15 days in Brazil Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Tiradentes
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Congonhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Milho Verde
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Diamantina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Cervejaria Bohemia, Imperial Museum, & more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and explore and take pictures at Maracanã.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning tool .

Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Petropolis
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Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), ponder the design of Sao Jose Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church, then examine the collection at Museu de Sant'Ana, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sao Jose Ridge, examine the collection at Museu da Liturgia, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, then get to know the fascinating history of Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Scarlatelli Arte & Decor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tiradentes online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Tiradentes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get little chillier in Tiradentes: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Museu da Liturgia ©
Museu da Liturgia
Tiradentes Historic Center ©
Tiradentes Historic Center
Sao Jose Fountain ©
Sao Jose Fountain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Lenheiro, admire the striking features of Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, then admire the striking features of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemitério do Carmo.

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Sao Joao del Rei is just a short distance from Tiradentes. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Congonhas.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
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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 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, don't miss a visit to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, then admire the striking features of Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Congonhas.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Congonhas trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sao Joao del Rei to Congonhas in 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Joao del Rei in July, expect Congonhas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Congonhas

Historic Sites Museums
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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas ©
Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos ©
Museu de Congonhas ©
Museu de Congonhas

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.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Betrayal, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Minas da Passagem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto day trip tool .

You can drive from Congonhas to Ouro Preto in 1.5 hours. July in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milho Verde.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia

1
night
Milho Verde

Milho Verde ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary and then admire the sheer force of Lajeado Falls.

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Getting from Ouro Preto to Milho Verde by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Rio Preto State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto trip website .

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 enough time to travel to Diamantina.

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

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Biribiri State Park, explore the galleries of Casa Gloria, then see the interesting displays at Mine Museum Daniel Luiz do Nascimento, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Diamantina day trip tool .

You can drive from Sao Goncalo do Rio Preto to Diamantina in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Diamantina

Nature Parks Museums
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Parque Estadual do Biribiri ©
Parque Estadual do Biribiri
Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus ©

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