8 days in Ouro Preto, Brumadinho & Belo Horizonte Itinerary

8 days in Ouro Preto, Brumadinho & Belo Horizonte Itinerary

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8 days in Ouro Preto, Brumadinho & Belo Horizonte Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h
1
Ouro Preto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brumadinho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Fortaleza

3
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.
Ouro Preto is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, admire all the interesting features of Mina do Chico Rei, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Betrayal.

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Fortaleza to Ouro Preto is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fortaleza in September, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Ouro Preto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brumadinho.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto ©
Centro Historico de Ouro Preto
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio) ©
Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio)

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 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz de Brumadinho Church, then explore the world behind art at Inhotim, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer.

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Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Brumadinho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brumadinho can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Brumadinho

Museums Historic Sites
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer ©
Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer

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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.
Belo Horizonte is known for shopping, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, have fun at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ecologico Da Pampulha, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte.

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Traveling by car from Brumadinho to Belo Horizonte takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Belo Horizonte can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

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Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Mirante Mangabeiras ©
Mirante Mangabeiras

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