26 days in Brazil Itinerary

26 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Start: Cuiaba
Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Barra do Garcas
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sao Domingos
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Montes Claros
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Diamantina
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Serra do Cipo
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Aiuruoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Sao Paulo
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Bananal
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Cuiaba

1
night
Barra do Garcas

Barra do Garcas ©
On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Peixe Cachara Monument, kick back and relax at Praia da Arara, and then don't miss a visit to Praca dos Garimpeiros.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Barra do Garcas trip maker site.

Cuiaba to Barra do Garcas is an approximately 7- hour car ride. You can also fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Barra do Garcas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Peixe Cachara Monument, Praia da Arara
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Praia da Arara ©
Praia da Arara
Praca dos Garimpeiros ©
Praca dos Garimpeiros

3
nights
Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and then take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata dos Couros.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias online tour planner.

You can drive from Barra do Garcas to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sao Domingos.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Aguas Termais do Morro Vermelho
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua
Catarata dos Couros
Catarata dos Couros

2
nights
Sao Domingos

Sao Domingos ©
On the 12th (Thu), Head underground at Caverna da Angelica and then explore the striking landscape of Terra Ronca State Park. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Caverna Sao Bernardo.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Domingos online trip planner.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Sao Domingos in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Montes Claros on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Sao Domingos

Parks Nature
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Caverna da Angelica ©
Caverna da Angelica
Caverna Sao Bernardo ©
Caverna Sao Bernardo

2
nights
Montes Claros

Montes Claros ©
On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Regional do Norte de Minas Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Montes Claros shopping, and then examine the collection at Folclorico Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montes Claros itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sao Domingos to Montes Claros in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Montes Claros can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diamantina.

Things to do in Montes Claros

Museums Shopping
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Regional do Norte de Minas Museum ©
Regional do Norte de Minas Museum
Montes Claros shopping ©
Montes Claros shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Biribiri, then browse the exhibits of Casa Gloria, and finally stop by Reinvent Arte Artesanato. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus and then see the interesting displays at Museu do Diamante.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Diamantina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montes Claros to Diamantina takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Serra do Cipo.

Things to do in Diamantina

Museums Parks Nature
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Museu do Diamante ©
Museu do Diamante
Parque Estadual do Biribiri ©
Parque Estadual do Biribiri
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

3
nights
Serra do Cipo

Serra do Cipo ©
The world's leading national park in terms of plants per square meter, Serra do Cipo National Park offers plentiful natural attractions across a vast landscape that was once entirely underwater.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Serra Morena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo. On the next day, head outdoors with Cachoeira da Farofa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cachoeira Grande, and then get engrossed in the history at Nha Rita Cultural Space Cipo Farm Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Serra do Cipo trip planner.

Drive from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo in 4 hours. Traveling from Diamantina to Serra do Cipo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aiuruoca.

Things to do in Serra do Cipo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nha Rita Cultural Space Cipo Farm Memorial
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Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo ©
Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo
Cachoeira Serra Morena ©
Cachoeira Serra Morena
Cachoeira Grande ©
Cachoeira Grande

3
nights
Aiuruoca

Aiuruoca ©
Aiuruoca is a city in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Get some cultural insight at Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador and Igreja Nha Chica. Step out of the city life by going to Parque das Aguas de Cambuquira and Parque das Águas de Lambari. Change things up with these side-trips from Aiuruoca: Mirante do Morro do Caxambu (in Caxambu) and Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat (in Baependi). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira dos Garcias.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aiuruoca online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Serra do Cipo to Aiuruoca by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Aiuruoca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Sao Paulo on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Aiuruoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baependi, Parque das Aguas de Cambuquira, Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador, Mirante do Morro do Caxambu, Parque das Águas de Lambari
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Parque das Aguas de Cambuquira ©
Parque das Aguas de Cambuquira
Museu Nacional do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador ©
Igreja Nha Chica ©
Igreja Nha Chica

5
nights
Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Paulista Avenue and Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Step out of Sao Paulo with an excursion to Tombo Beach in Guaruja--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Liberdade, ponder the world of politics at Antigo Banco de Sao Paulo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Paulo da Cruz Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo travel planner.

Getting from Aiuruoca to Sao Paulo by car takes about 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bananal.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tombo Beach
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

5
nights
Bananal

Bananal ©
Bananal is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. You'll explore and learn at House of Culture Jose Francisco Madeira de Viveiros and Jardim Botanico da Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu Casa da Hera and Santa Teresinha Church. Go for a jaunt from Bananal to Rio Claro to see Parque Arqueologico e Ambiental de Sao Joao Marcos about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ilhas da Gipoia Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cataguas Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Senhor Bom Jesus do Livramento, and immerse yourself in nature at Ilha Grande State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bananal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Paulo to Bananal takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bananal

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Angra Dos Reis, Seropedica, House of Culture Jose Francisco Madeira de Viveiros, Museu Casa da Hera, Parque Arqueologico e Ambiental de Sao Joao Marcos
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Ilha Grande State Park ©
Ilha Grande State Park
Museu Casa da Hera ©
Museu Casa da Hera

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