15 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

15 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Fly to Sao Paulo, Taxi to Monte Verde
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Monte Verde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Capitolio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sao Roque de Minas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sao Thome das Letras
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiradentes
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouro Preto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serra do Cipo
— 1 night
Drive to Tancredo Neves International Airport, Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport

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Monte Verde

— 2 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra Partida, hike along Trilha do Plato, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Redonda. Keep things going the next day: stop by Geleias Naturais Tia Nata, then look for all kinds of wild species at Escola de Falcoaria, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Pico Selado.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte Verde trip itinerary planning tool.

Krakow, Poland to Monte Verde is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Krakow to Monte Verde. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Capitolio.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Capitolio

— 3 nights

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
Pedreiras Lago Azul has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Trilha do Sol and Cascade Eco Park. Escape the urban bustle at Cachoeira Lagoa Azul and Paraiso Perdido. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Dicadinha, get great views at Mirante dos Canyons, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and stop by Chale do Queijo.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Capitolio route planner.

You can drive from Monte Verde to Capitolio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sao Roque de Minas.

Things to do in Capitolio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Sao Roque de Minas

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra and Reserva Natural da Cachoeira do Cerradao. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casca d'Anta Waterfall and Rio Sao Francisco Spring.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Roque de Minas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Capitolio to Sao Roque de Minas takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Thome das Letras.

Things to do in Sao Roque de Minas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Sao Thome das Letras

— 1 night
A city set atop a mountain peak, Sao Thome Das Letras embraces its natural backdrop.
On the 18th (Mon), head outdoors with Vale Das Borboletas, explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Flavio, then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Veu de Noiva, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Morro do Cruzeiro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sao Thome das Letras day trip site.

Getting from Sao Roque de Minas to Sao Thome das Letras by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sao Roque de Minas to Sao Thome das Letras, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Thome das Letras can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tiradentes.

Things to do in Sao Thome das Letras

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Paroquia da Catedral Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Pilar, then admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis, then trek along Sao Jose Ridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier do Arquiteto Sergio Ramos.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tiradentes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Thome das Letras to Tiradentes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Thome das Letras in January; daily highs in Tiradentes reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ouro Preto.

Things to do in Tiradentes

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Ouro Preto

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Padre Faria, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Estadual do Itacolomi, stop by Casa das Pedras e Joias, then examine the collection at Museum of Mineralogy, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu da Inconfidencia. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mina Du Veloso, then take in the dramatic scenery at Andorinhas Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ouro Preto trip planner.

You can drive from Tiradentes to Ouro Preto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Tiradentes in January, expect Ouro Preto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Serra do Cipo.

Things to do in Ouro Preto

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Serra do Cipo

— 1 night
The world's leading national park in terms of plants per square meter, Serra do Cipo National Park offers plentiful natural attractions across a vast landscape that was once entirely underwater.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Cachoeira Grande, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Serra do Cipo, and then head outdoors with Cachoeira da Farofa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Serra do Cipo visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Ouro Preto to Serra do Cipo takes 3.5 hours. In January in Serra do Cipo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Serra do Cipo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Churches
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.