20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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20 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Drive:  7​h
1
Campos Do Jordao
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Petropolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Diamantina
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Brumadinho
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Paraty
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Curitiba

2
nights
Campos Do Jordao

Campos Do Jordao ©
Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
Get some historical perspective at National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe. Museu Felicia Leirner and Museu de Arte Sacra Dom Epaminondas - MASDE are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal, admire the natural beauty at Amantikir Park, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the sheer force of Ducha de Prata.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Campos Do Jordao tour itinerary website .

Curitiba to Campos Do Jordao is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Curitiba to Campos Do Jordao due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Petropolis.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe, Museu de Arte Sacra Dom Epaminondas - MASDE, National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
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4
nights
Petropolis

Petropolis ©
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos and Praia de Itacoatiara. Museum-lovers will appreciate Imperial Museum and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra. When in Petropolis, make a side trip to see Costao de Itacoatiara in Niteroi, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, examine the collection at Museu de Cera de Petropolis, sample the tasty concoctions at Cervejaria Bohemia, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Itaipava.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Petropolis trip planner .

Getting from Campos Do Jordao to Petropolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Campos Do Jordao to Petropolis is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Petropolis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Petropolis

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Niteroi, Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos
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Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos ©
Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara ©

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu da Inconfidencia and Casa dos Contos. Get some cultural insight at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and take in the dramatic scenery at Valentine's Waterfall.

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You can drive from Petropolis to Ouro Preto in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Petropolis in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Ouro Preto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Diamantina.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parque Estadual do Itacolomi ©
Parque Estadual do Itacolomi
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©

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 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek, and then admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Biribiri. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Vila do Biribiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Gloria, and then look for gifts at Reinvent Arte Artesanato.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Diamantina route tool .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Diamantina takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brumadinho.

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

2
nights
Brumadinho

Brumadinho ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Inhotim, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lagoa dos Ingleses, then contemplate the long history of Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz de Brumadinho Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brumadinho trip builder .

Drive from Diamantina to Brumadinho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Brumadinho are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Paraty.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lagoa dos Ingleses, Alambique & Parque Ecologico Vale Verde
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba ©
Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba

5
nights
Paraty

Paraty ©
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.
Galeria Aecio Sarti and Casa da Cultura de Paraty will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Cachadaco and Cachoeira do Toboga. Step out of Paraty with an excursion to Itamambuca Beach in Ubatuba--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Historico, contemplate the waterfront views at Paraty Bay, sample the fine beverages at Alambique Engenho D'Ouro, and kick back and relax at Meio Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paraty day trip app .

Drive from Brumadinho to Paraty in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Paraty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Itamambuca Beach
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Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Praia do Cachadaco ©
Praia do Cachadaco
Speed Boats Tours

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