5 days in Belo Horizonte, Brumadinho & Juiz de Fora Itinerary

5 days in Belo Horizonte, Brumadinho & Juiz de Fora Itinerary

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5 days in Belo Horizonte, Brumadinho & Juiz de Fora Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Brumadinho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Juiz de Fora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Casa Azul, make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and finally tour or see a game at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, admire the striking features of Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis, then examine the collection at MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, then admire the masterpieces at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and finally explore the galleries of Palacio das Artes.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Belo Horizonte. In July, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

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Casa Azul
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Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Mirante Mangabeiras ©
Mirante Mangabeiras

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Brumadinho

Brumadinho ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade, then admire the masterpieces at Inhotim, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brumadinho route builder website .

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Brumadinho, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Juiz de Fora.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba ©
Vila de Piedade do Paraopeba

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): head outdoors with E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura and then head outdoors with Vale do Ceu. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Gloria, see the interesting displays at Natural History Academic Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Juiz de Fora, then see the interesting displays at Dynamic Sciences of Federal University of Juiz de Fora Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Juiz de Fora day trip site .

Traveling by car from Brumadinho to Juiz de Fora takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brumadinho in July: high temperatures in Juiz de Fora hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Juiz de Fora

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vale do Ceu
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E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura ©
Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario ©
Igreja de Nossa Sra. do Rosario

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