30 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

30 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Monte Verde
— 2 nights
2
Tiradentes
— 4 nights
3
Barbacena
— 2 nights
4
Juiz de Fora
— 4 nights
5
Ouro Preto
— 6 nights
6
Catas Altas
— 3 nights
7
Belo Horizonte
— 7 nights

2
nights
Monte Verde

Monte Verde ©
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.
Get outdoors at Pedra Redonda and Pedra Partida. Visit Paróquia São Francisco de Assis and Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Rita de Cassia Shrine in Extrema (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, stop by Guille Pet Boutique, take in the awesome beauty at Pico Selado, and look for all kinds of wild species at Escola de Falcoaria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monte Verde travel itinerary planner.

Uberlandia to Monte Verde is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Uberlandia to Monte Verde, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Santa Rita de Cassia Shrine
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Pedra Redonda ©
Pedra Redonda
Pedra Partida ©
Pedra Partida
Pico Selado ©
Pico Selado

4
nights
Tiradentes

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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Merces and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Step out of the city life by going to Sao Jose Ridge and Cachoeira do Jaburu. Change things up with a short trip to Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao in Prados (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, attend a concert at Centro Cultural Yves Alves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachaca Mazuma Mineira.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes itinerary tool.

Drive from Monte Verde to Tiradentes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monte Verde to Tiradentes is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Tiradentes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barbacena.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Joao del Rei, Prados, Cachoeira do Jaburu
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Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas ©
Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis

2
nights
Barbacena

Barbacena ©
Barbacena is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Sao Jose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Madness, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matriz de Sant'Ana do Barroso, see the interesting displays at Casa de Emeric Marcier Park Museum, thenexamine the collection at Barbacena Municipal Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Diaulas Abreu Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barbacena online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Barbacena takes 1.5 hours. April in Barbacena sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Juiz de Fora.

Things to do in Barbacena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Matriz de Sant'Ana do Barroso, Paroquia Santana
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Basilica Sao Jose ©
Basilica Sao Jose
Matriz de Sant'Ana do Barroso ©
Matriz de Sant'Ana do Barroso
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao

4
nights
Juiz de Fora

Juiz de Fora ©
Conveniently located between three of the biggest cities in Brazil, Jui de Fora--or simply "JF" to locals--served as an important stop on the road between Rio de Janeiro and the gold rush towns of Minas Gerais.
Visit Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas and Primeira Igreja Batista de Juiz de Fora for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario and Igreja Melquita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Juiz de Fora: Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel (in Matias Barbosa), Church of Sao Miguel e Almas (in Santos Dumont) and Municipal Museum of Art and History (in Nova Era). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Sebastiao and get outside with E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Juiz de Fora trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Barbacena to Juiz de Fora in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Juiz de Fora are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Juiz de Fora

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel, Church of Sao Miguel e Almas, Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas, Municipal Museum of Art and History
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Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas ©
Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas
Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel ©
Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel
Church of Sao Miguel e Almas ©
Church of Sao Miguel e Almas

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.
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) and Museu da Inconfidencia will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Estrada Real and Gruta da Lapa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouro Preto: Mariana (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, &more) and Congonhas (Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario & Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario, and make a trip to Mirante Morro Sao Sebastiao.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto online tour planner.

You can drive from Juiz de Fora to Ouro Preto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catas Altas.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mariana, Congonhas
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

3
nights
Catas Altas

Catas Altas ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario do Caraca and Church of Our Lady of Conception. Take a break from the city and head to Cachoeira do Maquine and Cachoeira do Meio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catas Altas: Igreja Sao Jose Operario (in Joao Monlevade), Igreja Sao Jose (in Ressaquinha) and Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Ipoema).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Catas Altas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Catas Altas takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Catas Altas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Catas Altas

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cachaca Tiara, Santuario de Sao Joao Batista, Igreja Sao Jose Operario, Igreja Sao Jose, Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao
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Santuario do Caraca ©
Santuario do Caraca
Church of Our Lady of Conception ©
Church of Our Lady of Conception
Igreja Sao Jose Operario ©
Igreja Sao Jose Operario

7
nights
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Inhotim and Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Sao Jose and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade. Change things up with these side-trips from Belo Horizonte: Centro Espirita Luiz Gonzaga (in Pedro Leopoldo), Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape (in Igarape) and Lapinha Cave (in Lagoa Santa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nossa Senhora Boa Viagem, admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of O, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Schoenstatt.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Catas Altas to Belo Horizonte takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabara, Caete, Inhotim, Centro Espirita Luiz Gonzaga, Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso