8 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

8 days in State of Minas Gerais Itinerary

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Belo Horizonte
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Monte Verde
— 1 night
Taxi to São José dos Campos, Fly to Krakow


Belo Horizonte

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Inhotim (in Brumadinho) and Shopping Contagem (in Contagem). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Praca da Liberdade, browse the exhibits of Palacio das Artes, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Sao Jose.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte journey planner.

Krakow, Poland to Belo Horizonte is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Belo Horizonte is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in January; daily highs in Belo Horizonte reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Capitolio.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 2 nights

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pedreiras Lago Azul. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirante dos Canyons, explore the striking landscape at Pedreiras Lago Azul, then take in breathtaking views at Canyons de Furnas, and finally stop by Chale do Queijo. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Trilha do Sol, get outside with Cachoeira Lagoa Azul, and then head outdoors with Paraiso Perdido.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Capitolio using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belo Horizonte to Capitolio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Capitolio is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monte Verde.

Things to do in Capitolio

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Monte Verde

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Escola de Falcoaria, then look for gifts at Atelier Monte Verde, then trek along Pedra Redonda, and finally trek along Trilha do Plato.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monte Verde tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Capitolio to Monte Verde takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monte Verde

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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State of Minas Gerais travel guide

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.