11 days in Juiz de Fora, Sao Paulo & Caldas Novas Itinerary

11 days in Juiz de Fora, Sao Paulo & Caldas Novas Itinerary

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Juiz de Fora
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo
— 3 nights
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Caldas Novas
— 4 nights
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Juiz de Fora

— 3 nights
Conveniently located between three of the biggest cities in Brazil, Jui de Fora--or simply "JF" to locals--served as an important stop on the road between Rio de Janeiro and the gold rush towns of Minas Gerais.
Juiz de Fora is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with E.R.A. Esportes Radicais de Aventura, see the interesting displays at Museu Ferroviario de Juiz de Fora, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Gloria, and get engrossed in the history at Federal University of Juiz de Fora Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Juiz de Fora trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Juiz de Fora is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Juiz de Fora hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Juiz de Fora

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Sao Paulo

— 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Juiz de Fora to Sao Paulo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Caldas Novas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Caldas Novas

— 4 nights
In an area known for its network of roads offering easy access to state capital Goias, Caldas Novas remains one of the world's largest hydro-thermal resorts.
Go for a jaunt from Caldas Novas to Rio Quente to see Hot Park about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a splash at diRoma Acqua Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira do Luar, and look for gifts at Doces Caseiros Dona Maria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Caldas Novas day trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Caldas Novas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

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