7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Start: Dourados
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brumadinho
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Monte Verde
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dourados

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, then see the interesting displays at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and finally admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the excitement at Estadio Mineirao, then admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, then walk around Parque das Mangabeiras, and finally steep yourself in history at Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte trip planning website .

Dourados to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dourados to Belo Horizonte is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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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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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), stop by Ita Gemas, make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas da Passagem, admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto journey planner.

You can drive from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

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Minas da Passagem
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

1
night
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 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Inhotim.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brumadinho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim

1
night
Monte Verde

Monte Verde ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra Redonda, and then stop by Atelier Monte Verde.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde trip planning app .

You can drive from Brumadinho to Monte Verde in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brumadinho to Monte Verde is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks Outdoors Spas
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Pedra Redonda ©
Pedra Redonda
Atelier Monte Verde ©
Atelier Monte Verde

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