32 days in State of Goias Itinerary

32 days in State of Goias Itinerary

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Start: Florianopolis
bus:  5 h 30 min
1
Caldas Novas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Jatai
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Goiania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Goias
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Pirenopolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Mambai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Sao Domingos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Cavalcante
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Formosa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Florianopolis

4
nights
Caldas Novas

Caldas Novas ©
In an area known for its network of roads offering easy access to state capital Goias, Caldas Novas remains one of the world's largest hydro-thermal resorts.
Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette and O Casarao dos Gonzaga will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Rio Paranaiba and Matriz Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Caldas Novas: Pires do Rio Railroad Museum (in Pires do Rio), Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum (in Catalao) and Palacio da Cultura Major Militao Pereira de Almeida Museum (in Itumbiara). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Historical Archive Museum, make a trip to Primeira Casa de Caldas Novas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria Vale das Aguas Quentes, and revel in the low prices at Goulart Brecho Boutique.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Caldas Novas trip planning app.

Florianopolis to Caldas Novas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florianopolis to Caldas Novas due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jatai.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Araguari, Itumbiara, Pires do Rio Railroad Museum, Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum
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Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum ©
Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette ©
Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette
O Casarao dos Gonzaga ©
O Casarao dos Gonzaga

1
night
Jatai

Jatai ©
Jataí, Goiás, Brazil is a municipality in southern Goiás state, Brazil. On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Divino Espirito Santo de Jatai, thentake an in-depth tour of JK Memorial Jatai, and then get outside with Parque Ecologico Diacui.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Jatai trip maker.

Getting from Caldas Novas to Jatai by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goiania.

Things to do in Jatai

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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JK Memorial Jatai ©
JK Memorial Jatai

4
nights
Goiania

Goiania ©
A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
Zoology Museum and Planetário UFG will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania and Bairro de Campinas. Get out of town with these interesting Goiania side-trips: Vinicola Jabuticabal (in Hidrolandia), Parque Ambiental Ipiranga (in Anapolis) and Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho (in Trindade). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, identify plant and animal life at Bosque dos Buritis, get outside with Lago das Rosas, and cool off at Clube Jao.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goiania trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jatai to Goiania takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Goiania, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Goias.

Things to do in Goiania

Outdoors Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vinicola Jabuticabal, Parque Ambiental Ipiranga, Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho
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Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira ©
Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira
Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania
Planetário UFG ©
Planetário UFG

2
nights
Goias

Goias ©
A municipality in the state that bears its name, Goias was founded in 1727 and developed into a wealthy regional economic hub during the gold rush in the late 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Conde dos Arcos Palace, take a stroll through Historic Centre of the Town of Goias, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu das Bandeiras - IBRAM, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center Earl of Arches Palace, thensteep yourself in history at Anhanguera Cross, thensteep yourself in history at Museu Casa de Cora Coralina, and finally examine the collection at Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goias trip website.

Getting from Goiania to Goias by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Goiania in November, you will find days in Goias are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Goias

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum
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Conde dos Arcos Palace ©
Conde dos Arcos Palace
Museu Casa de Cora Coralina ©
Museu Casa de Cora Coralina
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

5
nights
Pirenopolis

Pirenopolis ©
Colonial architecture and waterfalls top most Pirenopolis itineraries, but this historic city located roughly in the center of Brazil also buzzes with a lively arts scene and a distinct hippie vibe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Mario Augusto Alves History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle and Museum of Carmo. Explore Pirenopolis' surroundings by going to Salto Corumba (in Corumba de Goias) and Pireneus Vinhos e Vinhedos (in Cocalzinho de Goias). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagafogo, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeiras dos Dragoes (Dragons' Waterfalls), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico dos Pireneus, and examine the collection at Museum of the Cavalhadas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pirenopolis holiday builder.

Getting from Goias to Pirenopolis by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mambai.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Corumba de Goias, Mario Augusto Alves History Museum, Pireneus Vinhos e Vinhedos
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Fazenda Babilonia ©
Fazenda Babilonia
Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle ©
Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle
Salto Corumba ©
Salto Corumba

1
night
Mambai

Mambai ©
Mambaí is a city in eastern Goiás state, Brazil. On the 18th (Wed), Head underground at Caverna Lapa do Penhasco and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Alemao.

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Drive from Pirenopolis to Mambai in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sao Domingos.

Things to do in Mambai

Parks Nature
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Cachoeira do Alemao ©
Cachoeira do Alemao

1
night
Sao Domingos

Sao Domingos ©
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Terra Ronca State Park and then Head underground at Caverna da Angelica.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Domingos online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mambai to Sao Domingos takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cavalcante.

Things to do in Sao Domingos

Parks Nature
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Caverna da Angelica ©
Caverna da Angelica

3
nights
Cavalcante

Cavalcante ©
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cavalcante was once the domain of optimistic excavators who hoped to strike it rich.
Get outdoors at Vale das Araras and Ponte de Pedra. Step off the beaten path and head to Cachoeira Santa Barbara and Nova Aurora Viewpoint. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira da Capivara, wander the streets of Kalunga Community, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante da Ave Maria.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Cavalcante trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sao Domingos to Cavalcante in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Cavalcante

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cachoeira Candaru ©
Cachoeira Candaru
Cachoeira da Capivara ©
Cachoeira da Capivara
Nova Aurora Viewpoint ©
Nova Aurora Viewpoint

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cachoeira Almecegas II and Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Abyss Waterfall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Carioquinhas, get outside with Cachoeira Do Abismo, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip planner.

Getting from Cavalcante to Alto Paraiso de Goias by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Formosa.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros ©
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Cachoeira Almecegas II ©
Cachoeira Almecegas II

3
nights
Formosa

Formosa ©
With abundant natural beauty and spectacular waterfalls, it's no coincidence that the name Formosa translates to "beautiful." Visitors to the area come prepared with hiking boots and proper clothing to explore the many caves, rivers, and waterfalls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buraco das Araras and Parque Municipal do Itiquira. Visiting Buraco das Andorinhas and Sitio Arqueologico Toca da Onca will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Couros Foundation Museum, get outside with Lagoa Feia, and steep yourself in history at Sitio Arqueologico do Bisnau.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Formosa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Formosa in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Formosa

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Sitio Arqueologico Toca da Onca ©
Sitio Arqueologico Toca da Onca
Buraco das Andorinhas ©
Buraco das Andorinhas
Couros Foundation Museum ©
Couros Foundation Museum