4 days in Brazil Itinerary

4 days in Brazil Itinerary

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4 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Juiz de Fora
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Mariana
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  45​min
2
Ouro Preto
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h
3
Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Juiz de Fora

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Mariana

Mariana ©
The oldest city in the state, colonial-era Mariana entices visitors with its wide range of architectural gems and a historic city core.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica da Se, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Nossa Senhora da Lapa Cave.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariana vacation maker app .

Juiz de Fora to Mariana is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Juiz de Fora to Mariana is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Mariana

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Catedral Basilica da Se ©
Catedral Basilica da Se
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Mina Du Veloso, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Betrayal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mariana to Ouro Preto by combination of bus and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mariana to Ouro Preto. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis

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Sao Joao del Rei

Sao Joao del Rei ©
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Nossa Senhora do Carmo Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, admire the landmark architecture of Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Lenheiro.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Joao del Rei holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Ouro Preto to Sao Joao del Rei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ouro Preto in March, with highs in Sao Joao del Rei at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Yves Alves, admire the landmark architecture of Santo Antonio Church, then hike along Sao Jose Ridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sao Francisco de Paula Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tiradentes route planning website .

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. In March, daytime highs in Tiradentes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tiradentes

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Sao Francisco de Paula Church ©
Sao Francisco de Paula Church