16 days in Brazil Itinerary

16 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil tour planner

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Lavras
— 1 night
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Brumadinho
— 1 night
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Ouro Preto
— 4 nights
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Tiradentes
— 2 nights
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Sao Lourenco
— 1 night
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Paraty
— 6 nights
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Lavras

— 1 night
Lavras is a municipality in Southern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora Do Rosario and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Sant'Ana.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lavras trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Lavras is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lavras is minus 1 hour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Lavras

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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 5th (Sun), walk around Inhotim.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brumadinho trip builder website.

Drive from Lavras to Brumadinho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lavras to Brumadinho, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Brumadinho sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Ouro Preto

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Teatro Municipal, Praca Tiradentes, Chafariz dos Contos, and other attractions you added.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ouro Preto itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Brumadinho to Ouro Preto in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Tiradentes

— 2 nights
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museu da Liturgia, view the masterpieces at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos, view the masterpieces at Galeria e Fundacao Oscar Araripe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio, and finally go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Capela do Senhor Bom Jesus da Pobreza, see the interesting displays at Museu Do Automovel Da Estrada Real, admire the masterpieces at Scarlatelli Arte & Decor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, then examine the collection at Museu de Sant'Ana, and finally admire the local landmark of Sao Jose Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes holiday app.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Tiradentes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ouro Preto in December; daily highs in Tiradentes reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Sao Lourenco.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela Nha Chica, see the interesting displays at Cultural House, boost your wellbeing at Parque das Aguas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir, and finally head outdoors with Flat Balonismo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Lourenco day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tiradentes to Sao Lourenco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tiradentes in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sao Lourenco: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paraty.

Things to do in Sao Lourenco

Shopping · Baths · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Paraty

— 6 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa da Cultura de Paraty and Atelier de Ceramica Jorge Pessotti. Bring the kids along to Centro Historico and Cachoeira do Toboga. Change things up with these side-trips from Paraty: Ubatuba (Praia das Toninhas, Projeto Tamar, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Cachadaco, and make a trip to Mini Royal Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paraty planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Lourenco to Paraty takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
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.