7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, then explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, and finally admire the striking features of Capela Curial de São Francisco de Assis. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Estadio Mineirao, then admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, then walk around Parque das Mangabeiras, and finally contemplate the long history of Placa Comemorativa do Clube da Esquina.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte sightseeing planner.

Dourados to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dourados to Belo Horizonte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Belo Horizonte are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to 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
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale ©
Memorial Minas Gerais Vale

2
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 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), look for gifts at Ita Gemas, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, then don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas da Passagem, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, then examine the collection at Museu da Inconfidencia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ouro Preto trip planner.

Drive from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Minas da Passagem
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia

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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Inhotim.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brumadinho road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Redonda, and then look for gifts at Atelier Monte Verde.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monte Verde online visit planner.

Getting from Brumadinho to Monte Verde by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brumadinho to Monte Verde due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte Verde

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