9 days in Ouro Preto & Belo Horizonte Itinerary

9 days in Ouro Preto & Belo Horizonte Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Minas Gerais trip planner

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Fly to Belo Horizonte Confins, Bus to Ouro Preto
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Ouro Preto
— 4 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 4 nights
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Ouro Preto

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Ouro Preto to Congonhas to see Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, admire the striking features of Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar, steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sao Francisco de Assis.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouro Preto online trip builder.

Sao Paulo to Ouro Preto is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Ouro Preto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Historic Sites · Museums

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Belo Horizonte

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Belo Horizonte's surroundings by going to Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Shopping Contagem (in Contagem). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Batista da Lagoinha, shop like a local with Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Da Pampulha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belo Horizonte driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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