7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Minas Gerais visit planner

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Belo Horizonte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lapinha da Serra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouro Preto
— 1 day
Drive
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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
Drive
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Brumadinho
— 1 day
Drive

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Belo Horizonte

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, Igreja Batista da Lagoinha, Mirante Mangabeiras, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha, have fun at Estadio Mineirao, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista da Lagoinha. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hippie Fair, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, then don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and finally make a trip to Mirante Mangabeiras.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Belo Horizonte. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lapinha da Serra.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Lapinha da Serra

— 2 nights
Lapinha da Serra is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Lajeado and take some stellar pictures from Pico da Lapinha.

Start your trip to Lapinha da Serra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Lapinha da Serra by car takes about 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Lapinha da Serra

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Belo Horizonte

— 1 night

Garden City

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lapinha da Serra to Belo Horizonte takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Ouro Preto on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Ouro Preto

— 1 day
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Praca Tiradentes as well as Museu da Inconfidencia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ouro Preto tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Belo Horizonte

— 1 night

Garden City

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte trip builder.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Brumadinho

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Inhotim.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brumadinho vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brumadinho can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Specialty Museums
The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.