21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Ouro Preto
— 4 nights
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Mariana
— 1 day
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Congonhas
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Tiradentes
— 1 night
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Sao Joao del Rei
— 1 night
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Carrancas
— 1 night
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Caxambu
— 2 nights
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Sao Lourenco
— 3 nights
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Cunha
— 1 day
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Paraty
— 4 nights
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Petropolis
— 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Feira De Pedra Sabao Do Largo De Coimbra. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Mercês E Misericórdia, take in the views from Ponte do Rosario ou Caquende, admire the masterpieces at Museu da Inconfidencia, and make a trip to Praca Tiradentes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ouro Preto trip itinerary maker app.

Vitoria to Ouro Preto is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Ouro Preto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mariana.
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Mariana — 1 day

The oldest city in the state, colonial-era Mariana entices visitors with its wide range of architectural gems and a historic city core.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museu da Musica de Mariana as well as Casa de Camara e Cadeia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Casa de Camara e Cadeia, see the interesting displays at Museu da Musica de Mariana, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa Alphonsus de Guimaraens, then don't miss a visit to Casa Setecentista, then get to know the fascinating history of Rua Frei Durao, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca Minas Gerais.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariana trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Mariana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ouro Preto to Mariana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Congonhas.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Congonhas

Characterized by impressive Baroque architecture, the town of Congonhas makes a perfect day trip from Belo Horizonte.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Congonhas vacation builder app.

Drive from Mariana to Congonhas in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mariana to Congonhas due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Congonhas are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Tiradentes.
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Tiradentes — 1 night

Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Congonhas to Tiradentes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Congonhas in August: high temperatures in Tiradentes hover around 73°F and lows are around 52°F. You will leave for Sao Joao del Rei on the 8th (Mon).
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Sao Joao del Rei — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Serra do Lenheiro, stop by Al Bazaar Especiarias, Masalas e Chas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemitério do Carmo, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte Sacra, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sao Joao del Rei trip planner.

Sao Joao del Rei is just a short distance from Tiradentes. August in Sao Joao del Rei sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carrancas.
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Carrancas — 1 night

Carrancas is a Brazilian municipality located in the south of the state of Minas Gerais. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Salomao Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Moinho, and then head outdoors with Complexo Serra das Broas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrancas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Joao del Rei to Carrancas takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Caxambu.
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Caxambu — 2 nights

Set in the mountains of southern Minas Gerais, Caxambu is a small city of 21,719 people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matriz Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church and Caxambu Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nha Chica, stroll around Praca 16 de Setembro, admire the striking features of Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Montserrat, and get great views at Mirante do Morro do Caxambu.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caxambu trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Carrancas to Caxambu takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Carrancas in August, you will find days in Caxambu are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Lourenco.
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Sao Lourenco — 3 nights

Marking the halfway point between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the quaint town of Sao Lourenco sits amongst green, gently rolling hills.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Train Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz do Divino Espirito Santo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Laticinios Miramar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermida Bom Jesus do Monte, then soothe aching muscles at Parque das Aguas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Lourenco itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Caxambu to Sao Lourenco in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cunha.
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Cunha — 1 day

Conveniently located for those wishing to explore some of the state's most pristine natural features, Cunha has a cultural heritage to match its status as a gateway to the wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Casa do Artesao, then look for gifts at Joias Renato Carvalho, then don't miss a visit to Gaia Arte Ceramica, and finally hike along Pedra da Macela.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cunha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Lourenco to Cunha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paraty.
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Paraty — 4 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Brava and The Gold Path. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aecio Sarti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Penha, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cachoeira da Pedra Branca.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip app.

You can drive from Cunha to Paraty in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Petropolis.
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Petropolis — 4 nights

Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pedra do Sino and Igreja Nossa Senhora da Gloria. Get out of town with these interesting Petropolis side-trips: Juiz de Fora (Museu Ferroviario de Juiz de Fora & Igreja Melquita). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at La Grande Vallee, look for gifts at Orquidario Binot, see the interesting displays at Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, and don't miss a visit to Relogio das Flores.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Petropolis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Paraty to Petropolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Petropolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Brazil travel guide

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Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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