8 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

8 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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8 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Monte Verde
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Tiradentes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Congonhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Monte Verde

Monte Verde ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Escola de Falcoaria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia São Francisco de Assis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Trilha do Plato, and finally look for gifts at Geleias Naturais Tia Nata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pedra Redonda, and then trek along Pedra Partida.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde trip planner .

Sao Paulo to Monte Verde is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Monte Verde. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Pedra Partida ©
Pedra Partida
Pedra Redonda ©
Pedra Redonda
Escola de Falcoaria ©
Escola de Falcoaria

2
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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.
Visit Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral and Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Sao Jose Ridge and Casa de Pedra. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Rosario dos Pretos Church, go for a walk through Agencia Caminhos & Trilhas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, and sample the fine beverages at Cachaca Mazuma Mineira.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tiradentes online attractions planner .

You can drive from Monte Verde to Tiradentes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Monte Verde to Tiradentes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Congonhas.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Joao del Rei, Prados
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Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis ©
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis
Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral ©
Nossa Senhora do Pilar Cathedral
Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church ©
Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church

1
night
Congonhas

Congonhas ©
Characterized by impressive Baroque architecture, the town of Congonhas makes a perfect day trip from Belo Horizonte.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Conceicao Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Congonhas, don't miss a visit to Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo, then make a trip to Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Congonhas tour planning tool .

Getting from Tiradentes to Congonhas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Congonhas is a bit warmer than Tiradentes - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Congonhas

Historic Sites Museums
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Bom Jesus do Congonhas ©
Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Santuário do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo do Rosario, admire the striking features of Santa Efigenia dos Pretos church, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica da Se, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Minas do Palacio Velho. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, don't miss a visit to Praca Tiradentes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Itacolomi state park.

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Traveling by car from Congonhas to Ouro Preto takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mariana
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Mina Du Veloso ©
Mina Du Veloso
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral ©
Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Cathedral
Catedral Basilica da Se ©
Catedral Basilica da Se