8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ouro Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Congonhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Tiradentes
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Diamantina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), appreciate the history behind Monumento a Tiradentes, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, make a trip to Praca Tiradentes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, see the interesting displays at Museum of Betrayal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, then contemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouro Preto trip itinerary builder website .

Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Ouro Preto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Congonhas.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Museu da Inconfidencia ©
Museu da Inconfidencia

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Congonhas

Congonhas ©
Characterized by impressive Baroque architecture, the town of Congonhas makes a perfect day trip from Belo Horizonte.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos, make a trip to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, then admire the landmark architecture of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Congonhas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Congonhas travel planner .

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Congonhas takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Congonhas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sao Joao del Rei.

Things to do in Congonhas

Historic Sites Museums
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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas ©
Museu de Congonhas ©
Museu de Congonhas
Our Lady of Conceicao Church ©
Our Lady of Conceicao Church

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Sao Joao del Rei

Sao Joao del Rei ©
Founded as one of the region's great gold mining settlements, Sao Joao del Rei has managed to maintain its prosperity even after the rush died down in the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora das Merces, admire the landmark architecture of Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral, look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Tancredo Neves, then admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sao Joao del Rei travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Congonhas to Sao Joao del Rei takes 2 hours. Traveling from Congonhas in July, things will get little chillier in Sao Joao del Rei: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tiradentes

Tiradentes ©
Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): go for a walk through Tiradentes Historic Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church, then examine the collection at Museu de Sant'Ana, and finally admire the local landmark of Sao Jose Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Jose Ridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Liturgia.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tiradentes tour itinerary website .

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. In July in Tiradentes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Diamantina.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Museu da Liturgia ©
Museu da Liturgia
Sao Jose Fountain ©
Sao Jose Fountain

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Diamantina

Diamantina ©
Formerly a center of the region's diamond mining industry, Diamantina today boasts well-preserved Baroque architecture in its UNESCO-protected historic center.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek, immerse yourself in nature at Biribiri State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vila do Biribiri. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Santo Antonio da Se, steep yourself in history at Casa do Forro Pintado (Museu de Arte Sacra), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Gloria, and finally steep yourself in history at Garimpo Real.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Diamantina trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Diamantina takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tiradentes to Diamantina due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Diamantina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek ©
Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek
Vila do Biribiri ©
Vila do Biribiri
Parque Estadual do Biribiri ©
Parque Estadual do Biribiri