38 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

38 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Uberlandia
— 2 nights
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Capitolio
— 3 nights
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Pocos de Caldas
— 4 nights
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Monte Verde
— 4 nights
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Sao Lourenco
— 2 nights
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Juiz de Fora
— 3 nights
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Tiradentes
— 4 nights
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Congonhas
— 2 nights
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Alto Caparao
— 2 nights
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Ouro Preto
— 5 nights
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Brumadinho
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Uberlandia

— 2 nights

Capital of Logistics

Strategically located in the center of southern Brazil, Uberlandia has developed an economy largely based on inter-city trade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uberlandia: Uberaba (Museu do Chapelaria, Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Parque do Sabia, have fun at Sniper Uberlandia, see the interesting displays at Museu Universitario de Arte, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Sao Cristovao.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uberlandia trip planner.

Porto Alegre to Uberlandia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Uberlandia is a bit warmer than Porto Alegre - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Capitolio.

Things to do in Uberlandia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Capitolio

— 3 nights

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
Step out of Capitolio to go to Carmo Do Rio Claro and see Lago de Furnas, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Canyons de Furnas, head outdoors with Trilha do Sol, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Poco Dourado Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Capitolio day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Uberlandia to Capitolio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uberlandia to Capitolio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pocos de Caldas.

Things to do in Capitolio

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Pocos de Caldas

— 4 nights

City of Roses

Established in 1872, the city of Pocos de Caldas became famous after hot springs were discovered close to the urban center.
Pocos de Caldas is known for nature, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Recanto Japones, stop by Mercado Municipal de Pocos de Caldas, make a trip to Santuário Mãe e Rainha de Schoenstatt, and admire the local landmark of Fonte dos Amores.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pocos de Caldas road trip planning site.

You can drive from Capitolio to Pocos de Caldas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Pocos de Caldas

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Monte Verde

— 4 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ecopia Resort (in Paraisopolis) and Pedra De Sao Domingos (in Corrego do Bom Jesus). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Redonda, stroll through Trilha do Plato, pause for some serene contemplation at Paróquia São Francisco de Assis, and see Circuito Fazenda Radical.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde day trip planning website.

Getting from Pocos de Caldas to Monte Verde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Sao Lourenco.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Sao Lourenco

— 2 nights
Marking the halfway point between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the quaint town of Sao Lourenco sits amongst green, gently rolling hills.
On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Laticinios Miramar, then stroll around parque das Aguas em Sao Lourenco, then see where the ancients bathed at Parque das Aguas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir. On your second day here, stroll around Parque das Aguas and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Lourenco road trip website.

Traveling by car from Monte Verde to Sao Lourenco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Sao Lourenco, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Juiz de Fora.

Things to do in Sao Lourenco

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Juiz de Fora

— 3 nights
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.
Juiz de Fora is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museu Ferroviario de Juiz de Fora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario, head outdoors with E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura, and stroll around Parque da Lajinha.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Juiz de Fora trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sao Lourenco to Juiz de Fora in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Juiz de Fora, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Juiz de Fora

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Tiradentes

— 4 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Tiradentes side-trips: Atelier e Galeria Guido Boletti (in Sao Joao del Rei) and Igreja Nossa Senhora da Assuncao (in Barbacena). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center, admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, and view the masterpieces at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tiradentes online vacation planner.

Getting from Juiz de Fora to Tiradentes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tiradentes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Congonhas.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Congonhas

— 2 nights
Characterized by impressive Baroque architecture, the town of Congonhas makes a perfect day trip from Belo Horizonte.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Praca Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, then make a trip to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu de Congonhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Our Lady of Conceicao Church, ponder the world of politics at Solar da Intendencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Bras, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sao Jose Operario.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Congonhas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tiradentes to Congonhas in 2.5 hours. In September, Congonhas is somewhat warmer than Tiradentes - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alto Caparao.

Things to do in Congonhas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Alto Caparao

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional do Caparao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vale Encantado and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico da Bandeira.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alto Caparao day trip website.

Traveling by car from Congonhas to Alto Caparao takes 6 hours. Traveling from Congonhas to Alto Caparao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Alto Caparao

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Ouro Preto

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ouro Preto side-trips: Mariana (Catedral Basilica da Se & Praca Minas Gerais). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto sightseeing app.

You can drive from Alto Caparao to Ouro Preto in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Brumadinho

— 1 night
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 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Inhotim, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade, and then glide through the air with Topo do Mundo Parapente.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brumadinho road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Belo Horizonte

— 5 nights

Garden City

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.
Belo Horizonte is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Minas Gerais Vale.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Getting from Brumadinho to Belo Horizonte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Belo Horizonte, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.