15 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

15 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Ouro Preto
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Tiradentes
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Sao Thome das Letras
— 2 nights
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Monte Verde
— 2 nights
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Pocos de Caldas
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Capitolio
— 1 night
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Sao Roque de Minas
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Diamantina
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho and Rua Conde de Bobadela. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouro Preto: Congonhas (Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, Museu de Congonhas, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina do Chico Rei, examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ouro Preto trip planning app.

Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar and Museu da Liturgia. Step out of the city life by going to Sao Jose Ridge and Gruta Casa de Pedra. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, explore the galleries of Adro Galeria, and see the interesting displays at Railway Museum.

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You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ouro Preto in July, with highs in Tiradentes at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sao Thome das Letras.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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Sao Thome das Letras

A city set atop a mountain peak, Sao Thome Das Letras embraces its natural backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get outside with Vale Das Borboletas, get outside with Pedra da Bruxa, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Cruzeiro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz de Sao Thome Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Flavio, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Veu de Noiva, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, and finally get outside with Gruta do Sobradinho.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sao Thome das Letras trip app.

Getting from Tiradentes to Sao Thome das Letras by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tiradentes in July, you will find days in Sao Thome das Letras are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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Monte Verde

Brazilian Switzerland

Perched high up in the Mantiqueira Mountains at 1,550 m (5,085 ft) above sea level, the small town of Monte Verde attracts visitors looking to escape Brazil's tropical heat.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Escola de Falcoaria, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Selado, then take in the awesome beauty at Trilha do Plato, and finally stop by Geleias Naturais Tia Nata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, take in nature's colorful creations at Orquidario MV, then hike along Pedra Partida, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia São Francisco de Assis.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monte Verde sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sao Thome das Letras to Monte Verde by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Thome das Letras to Monte Verde due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pocos de Caldas.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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Pocos de Caldas

City of Roses

Established in 1872, the city of Pocos de Caldas became famous after hot springs were discovered close to the urban center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Mercado Municipal de Pocos de Caldas, don't miss a visit to Relogio Floral, then make a trip to Xadrez Gigante Recebe Melhorias, then walk around Jose Afonso Junqueira Park, and finally make a trip to Fonte Luminosa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pocos de Caldas trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Monte Verde to Pocos de Caldas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Capitolio.

Things to do in Pocos de Caldas

Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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Capitolio

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
On the 26th (Sun), get outside with Cachoeira Lagoa Azul, get outside with Trilha do Sol, then stroll around Cascade Eco Park, and finally look for gifts at Chale do Queijo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Capitolio trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pocos de Caldas to Capitolio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pocos de Caldas to Capitolio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sao Roque de Minas.

Things to do in Capitolio

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

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Sao Roque de Minas

On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Sao Francisco Spring.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Roque de Minas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Capitolio to Sao Roque de Minas takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Diamantina.

Things to do in Sao Roque de Minas

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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Diamantina

Formerly a center of the region's diamond mining industry, Diamantina today boasts well-preserved Baroque architecture in its UNESCO-protected historic center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek, stroll around Parque Estadual do Biribiri, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vila do Biribiri.

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You can drive from Sao Roque de Minas to Diamantina in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Diamantina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.