8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Ouro Preto
— 1 night
2
Congonhas
— 1 night
3
Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
4
Tiradentes
— 2 nights
5
Diamantina
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), appreciate the history behind Monumento a Tiradentes, don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, thendon't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, see the interesting displays at Museu da Inconfidencia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, thencontemplate the long history of Mina Du Veloso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Mineralogy.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto trip builder.

Belo Horizonte to Ouro Preto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Congonhas.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Church of Sao Francisco de Assis
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, don't miss a visit to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, admire the landmark architecture of Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, explore the world behind art at Museu de Congonhas, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Conceicao Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Congonhas journey planner.

Drive from Ouro Preto to Congonhas in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 ©
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): admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora das Merces, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar, look for gifts at Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas, thentake an in-depth tour of Memorial Tancredo Neves, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Joao del Rei travel website.

Traveling by car from Congonhas to Sao Joao del Rei takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Congonhas in July, with highs in Sao Joao del Rei at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Joao del Rei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

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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, thenadmire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, thensee the interesting displays at Museu de Sant'Ana, and finally admire the local landmark of Sao Jose Fountain. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sao Jose Ridge, thengo for a walk through Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas, and then see the interesting displays at Museu da Liturgia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiradentes route builder app.

Tiradentes is very close to Sao Joao del Rei. In July, daily temperatures in Tiradentes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Diamantina.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos ©
Museu da Liturgia ©
Museu da Liturgia
Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas ©
Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas

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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), steep yourself in history at Casa de Juscelino Kubitschek, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Biribiri, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vila do Biribiri. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Santo Antonio da Se, steep yourself in history at Casa do Forro Pintado (Museu de Arte Sacra), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Gloria, and finally steep yourself in history at Garimpo Real.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Diamantina trip maker tool.

You can drive from Tiradentes to Diamantina in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tiradentes to Diamantina is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Diamantina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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