30 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

30 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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30 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Start: Uberlandia
+2
Fly + bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Monte Verde
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Tiradentes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Barbacena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Juiz de Fora
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ouro Preto
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Catas Altas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Belo Horizonte
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Uberlandia

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 in touch with nature at Pedra Redonda and Pico Selado. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paróquia São Francisco de Assis and Santa Rita de Cassia Shrine. Step out of Monte Verde with an excursion to Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao in Camanducaia--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, identify plant and animal life at Escola de Falcoaria, and stop by Guille Pet Boutique.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monte Verde trip builder tool .

Uberlandia to Monte Verde is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uberlandia to Monte Verde. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks Nature Trails

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.
You'll explore and learn at Centro Cultural Yves Alves and Galeria de Arte - Moitara Arte Indigena. Get some historical perspective at Santo Antonio Church and Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiradentes: Cachoeira do Jaburu (in Ritapolis) and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Prados). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Serra do Sao Jose, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Nossa Senhora do Carmo Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tiradentes trip maker website .

You can drive from Monte Verde to Tiradentes in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monte Verde to Tiradentes due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Tiradentes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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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2
nights
Barbacena

Barbacena ©
Barbacena is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Madness, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally make a trip to Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da piedade. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santana, pause for some serene contemplation at Matriz de Sant'Ana do Barroso, then examine the collection at Casa de Emeric Marcier Park Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barbacena Municipal Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Diaulas Abreu Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barbacena route maker app .

You can drive from Tiradentes to Barbacena in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Barbacena are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juiz de Fora.

Things to do in Barbacena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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 Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Parque Estadual De Ibitipoca and E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura. Change things up with these side-trips from Juiz de Fora: Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel (in Matias Barbosa) and Church of Sao Miguel e Almas (in Santos Dumont). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Juiz de Fora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Melquita, and see the interesting displays at Municipal Museum of Art and History.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Juiz de Fora trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Barbacena to Juiz de Fora in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Juiz de Fora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Juiz de Fora

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas, Municipal Museum of Art and History, Nossa Senhora do Rosario Chapel, Church of Sao Miguel e Almas
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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 Museum of Betrayal will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar. Get out of town with these interesting Ouro Preto side-trips: Mariana (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, & more) and Congonhas (Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Bom Jesus do Congonhas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, admire the striking features of Our Lady Rosario dos Brancos chapel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante Morro Sao Sebastiao.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto trip site .

Traveling by car from Juiz de Fora to Ouro Preto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Catas Altas.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Parks Trails

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 ©
Get in touch with nature at Meio Falls and Maquine Falls. Popular historic sites such as Santuario do Caraca and Bicame de Pedra are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catas Altas: Igreja Sao Jose Operario (in Joao Monlevade), Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Ipoema) and Igreja Sao Jose (in Ressaquinha).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Catas Altas online day trip planner .

Drive from Ouro Preto to Catas Altas in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Catas Altas

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cachaca Tiara, Santuario de Sao Joao Batista, Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Igreja Sao Jose Operario, Igreja Sao Jose
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Santuario do Caraca ©
Santuario do Caraca
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade and Igreja Batista da Lagoinha. Get a sense of the local culture at Inhotim and Santa Luzia Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Belo Horizonte: Matriz de Santo Antonio Igarape (in Igarape), Lapinha Cave (in Lagoa Santa) and Centro Espirita Luiz Gonzaga (in Pedro Leopoldo). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Schoenstatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, admire the striking features of Our Lady of O Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Azul.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte trip planner .

Traveling by car from Catas Altas to Belo Horizonte takes 2.5 hours. April in Belo Horizonte sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. 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 Trails

Side Trips

Sabara, Caete, Lapinha Cave, Inhotim, Santa Luzia Shrine
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso ©