35 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

35 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Pocos de Caldas
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Monte Verde
— 4 nights
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Extrema
— 1 night
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Goncalves
— 3 nights
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Sao Lourenco
— 2 nights
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Tiradentes
— 5 nights
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Ouro Preto
— 6 nights
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Belo Horizonte
— 5 nights
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Brumadinho
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Lagoa Da Prata
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Pimenta
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Pocos de Caldas — 3 nights

Established in 1872, the city of Pocos de Caldas became famous after hot springs were discovered close to the urban center.
Step out of Pocos de Caldas to go to Andradas and see Vinicola Casa Geraldo, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cristo Redentor, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Das Aves, and admire the landmark architecture of Recanto Japones.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pocos de Caldas vacation maker app.

Costa Marques to Pocos de Caldas is an approximately 37-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Pocos de Caldas is little chillier than Costa Marques - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Monte Verde.
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Monte Verde — 4 nights

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.
Monte Verde is known for trails, shopping, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Trilha da Pedra Redonda, stop by Geleias Naturais Tia Nata, sample the fine beverages at Cachacaria Adega das Gerais, and stroll through Pedra Partida.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Monte Verde itinerary site.

Drive from Pocos de Caldas to Monte Verde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Extrema.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Extrema — 1 night

Extrema, Minas Gerais is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in the Southeast region of Brazil.The municipality contains part of the Fernão Dias Environmental Protection Area, created in 1997. On the 9th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Alambique J.J Carvalho and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Valenbier Microcervejaria.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Extrema itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Monte Verde to Extrema in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monte Verde to Extrema. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Goncalves.
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Goncalves — 3 nights

Located in an attractive, hilly natural environment, the municipality of Goncalves attracts visitors as much for its surrounding natural features as for its scenic town center.
Go for a jaunt from Goncalves to Paraisopolis to see ZalaZ about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cervejaria 3 Orelhas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Cachoeira das Sete Quedas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Dores.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goncalves trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Extrema to Goncalves by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Extrema to Goncalves. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sao Lourenco.
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Sao Lourenco — 2 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 (Tue): soar above the sights with Flat Balonismo and then admire the ancient design of Parque das Aguas. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Sao Lourenco Martir and then relax in the rural setting at Rota do Cafe Especial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Lourenco trip planner.

You can drive from Goncalves to Sao Lourenco in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Goncalves to Sao Lourenco is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tiradentes.
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Tiradentes — 5 nights

Named after the revolutionary hero who was born here, Tiradentes has become known for its well-preserved colonial-era architecture and scenic mountain location.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja Matriz De Santo Antonio and Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cachaca Mazuma Mineira, admire the local landmark of Sao Jose Fountain, take in the pleasant sights at Tiradentes Historic Center, and see the interesting displays at Anos 80 Museu da Nostalgia & Miniaturas.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tiradentes vacation builder website.

You can drive from Sao Lourenco to Tiradentes in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Lourenco in June, with highs in Tiradentes at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouro Preto.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Ouro Preto — 6 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.
You've now added Andorinhas Waterfall to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Ouro Preto and Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouro Preto: Cachaca Tiara (in Barra Longa) and Congonhas (Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo & Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museu da Inconfidencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, and examine the collection at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ouro Preto online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tiradentes in June, with highs in Ouro Preto at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Belo Horizonte.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Belo Horizonte — 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte and Igreja Sao Jose. And it doesn't end there: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, examine the collection at Arts and Crafts Museum, don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and catch a live performance at Centro Cultural Minas Tenis Clube.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Belo Horizonte trip planner.

You can drive from Ouro Preto to Belo Horizonte in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brumadinho.
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Brumadinho — 2 nights

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 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista Nacional Ebenezer and then admire the masterpieces at Inhotim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas do Forte de Brumadinho.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brumadinho trip planner.

Getting from Belo Horizonte to Brumadinho by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brumadinho can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lagoa Da Prata.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Lagoa Da Prata — 1 night

Lagoa da Prata is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoa da Prata Municipal Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lagoa Da Prata trip website.

You can drive from Brumadinho to Lagoa Da Prata in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Brumadinho to Lagoa Da Prata, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pimenta.
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Pimenta — 2 nights

On the 4th (Tue), stop by Santo Hilario.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Pimenta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lagoa Da Prata to Pimenta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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The landlocked State of Minas Gerais contains Brazil's storehouse of minerals, industrial diamonds, semiprecious gems, and quartz crystals. Visitors taking time to tour the region walk away with a deeper understanding of the country's industrial history, as well as a greater appreciation for its distinct architecture, cuisine, and natural treasures. Cosmopolitan cities packed with modern attractions provide plenty of urban things to do in State of Minas Gerais, while hydro-mineral spas and national parks serve as popular alternatives suitable for nature-lovers and travelers interested in discovering the quieter side of Brazil.
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