Route & dates
Start: Rio de Janeiro
Belo Horizonte— 4 nights
Ouro Preto— 2 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro
Wed, Aug 5 - Tue, Aug 11
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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.Go for a jaunt from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho to see Inhotim about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Maletta, and get outside with Parque Serra Do Curral.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte trip planner.
Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Ouro Preto.
Things to do in Belo Horizonte
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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.Ouro Preto is known for museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario, and browse for treasures at Josimar Guimaraes - Escritorio de Arte.
To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ouro Preto route planner.
Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
Things to do in Ouro Preto
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