7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

7 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Belo Horizonte
— 1 night
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Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
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Brumadinho
— 1 night
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Capitolio
— 1 night
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Monte Verde
— 1 night
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Belo Horizonte

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale and then don't miss a visit to Mirante Mangabeiras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Praca da Liberdade and then get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte road trip planning site.

Florianopolis to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

Ouro Preto

— 2 nights
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 (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Casa dos Contos and then explore the world behind art at Museu da Inconfidencia. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, and then contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ouro Preto planner.

Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Brumadinho

— 1 night
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 (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Inhotim and then get a tailor-made plan with HT Happy Travel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brumadinho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brumadinho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Capitolio.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Capitolio

— 1 night

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in breathtaking views at Canyons de Furnas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Capitolio tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brumadinho to Capitolio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brumadinho to Capitolio due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Capitolio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Monte Verde

— 1 night

Brazilian Switzerland

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 27th (Thu): trek along Trilha da Pedra Redonda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Capitolio to Monte Verde in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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.