16 days in Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

16 days in Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

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16 days in Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro & Salvador Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Ouro Preto
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Rio de Janeiro
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Salvador
— 4 nights
End: Fortaleza

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ouro Preto side-trips: Cachoeira Cascatinha (in Catas Altas), Congonhas (Praca Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, Bom Jesus do Congonhas, & more) and Santa Barbara (Museu Antoniano & Igreja da Matriz). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto trip itinerary maker app .

Fortaleza to Ouro Preto is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Traveling from Fortaleza in February, Ouro Preto is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Congonhas, Santa Barbara, Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, Cachoeira Cascatinha
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©

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.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, nature, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Tijuca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner .

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Rio de Janeiro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Flor de Juana
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Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

4
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Salvador is known for historic sites, beaches, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Pelourinho, steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, and examine the collection at Casa do Rio Vermelho.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salvador trip itinerary website .

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia Farol da Barra ©
Praia Farol da Barra
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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