4 days in Santos Dumont, Ouro Preto & Mariana Itinerary

4 days in Santos Dumont, Ouro Preto & Mariana Itinerary

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4 days in Santos Dumont, Ouro Preto & Mariana Itinerary

Start: Juiz de Fora
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Santos Dumont
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  45​min
3
Mariana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Juiz de Fora

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day
Santos Dumont

Santos Dumont ©
Santos Dumont is a municipality in southern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Represa da Ponte Preta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Miguel e Almas, and then examine the collection at Casa Natal de Santos Dumont Museum.

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Juiz de Fora to Santos Dumont is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March in Santos Dumont, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Santos Dumont

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Represa da Ponte Preta ©
Represa da Ponte Preta
Church of Sao Miguel e Almas ©
Church of Sao Miguel e Almas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Betrayal, look for gifts at Ita Gemas, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), make a trip to Bobadela Street, examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos church.

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Traveling by car from Santos Dumont to Ouro Preto takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santos Dumont in March, expect Ouro Preto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariana.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

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Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Casa dos Contos ©
Casa dos Contos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Minas da Passagem, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, then admire the local landmark of Centro Historico de Mariana, and finally make a trip to Praca Minas Gerais.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mariana day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Ouro Preto to Mariana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ouro Preto to Mariana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mariana

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Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral ©
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Minas da Passagem
Praca Minas Gerais ©
Praca Minas Gerais