36 days in Brazil Itinerary

36 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Uberaba
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Uberlandia
— 2 nights
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Caldas Novas
— 2 nights
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Goiania
— 8 nights
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Goias
— 2 nights
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Pirenopolis
— 3 nights
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
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Brasilia
— 9 nights
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Patos de Minas
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Araxa
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Capitolio
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Uberaba

— 2 nights
Situated in the floodplain of the Uberaba river, the municipality of Uberaba has emerged as a regional economic hub, largely as a result of its agricultural production.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Wilson Esteanovic Natural History Museum, get curious at Paleontological Research Center and Dinosaur Museum, then examine the collection at Memorial Chico Xavier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Nossa Senhora D'Abadia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, see the interesting displays at Memorial do Comercio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Domingos, then see the interesting displays at Central Brazil Religious Arts Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museu do Chapelaria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uberaba day trip website.

Araraquara to Uberaba is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Uberaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uberlandia.

Things to do in Uberaba

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Uberlandia

— 2 nights

Capital of Logistics

Strategically located in the center of southern Brazil, Uberlandia has developed an economy largely based on inter-city trade.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira das Irmas, then see the interesting displays at Historical Archive Museum, then examine the collection at Uberlandense Herbarium, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Rosário. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Corrego Bom Jardim.

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

You can drive from Uberaba to Uberlandia in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Uberlandia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caldas Novas.

Things to do in Uberlandia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Caldas Novas

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pires do Rio Railroad Museum and then take in the natural beauty of Lagoa Quente de Pirapitinga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Caldas Novas trip builder.

Drive from Uberlandia to Caldas Novas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uberlandia to Caldas Novas due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Goiania.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Goiania

— 8 nights

Capital of the Cerrado

A planned city offering more green space for each inhabitant than any other urban center in the country, Goiania was established as the state capital in 1933.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira and Museu Memorial do Cerrado. Family-friendly places like Bosque dos Buritis and Vaca Brava Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goiania: Estacao Ferroviaria (in Vianopolis), Vinicola Jabuticabal (in Hidrolandia) and Anapolis (Catedral Senhor Bom Jesus da Lapa, Parque Ambiental Ipiranga, &more). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center, stroll around Flamboyant Park, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Goiania, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Zoologico.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Goiania road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Caldas Novas to Goiania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. In December in Goiania, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Goias.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Goias

— 2 nights
A municipality in the state that bears its name, Goias was founded in 1727 and developed into a wealthy regional economic hub during the gold rush in the late 18th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museu Casa de Cora Coralina and Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Historico de Goias and Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, take an in-depth tour of Conde dos Arcos Palace, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center Earl of Arches Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Sacred Art of the Good Death.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Goias trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Goiania to Goias in 2 hours. While traveling from Goiania, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goias, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Goias

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pirenopolis

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Center-West

Colonial architecture and waterfalls top most Pirenopolis itineraries, but this historic city located roughly in the center of Brazil also buzzes with a lively arts scene and a distinct hippie vibe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Pirenopolis and Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Museum of Carmo. Go for a jaunt from Pirenopolis to Corumba de Goias to see Salto Corumba about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cachoeiras dos Dragoes (Dragons' Waterfalls), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca, take in the views from Ponte Sobre o Rio das Almas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagafogo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pirenopolis trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Goias to Pirenopolis in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Pirenopolis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 2 nights

Highland Paradise

Developed from a 19th-century cattle ranch, Alto Paraiso de Goias serves as the major gateway to a World Heritage-listed national park known for containing some of the world's oldest natural rock formations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and then admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Almecegas II. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Macaquinho waterfall, don't miss a visit to Gota Kaliandra - Espaco de Musica e Silencio, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alto Paraiso de Goias sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Brasilia

— 9 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional de Brasilia and Prainha do Lago Norte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Temple Shin Buddhist Pure Land - Brasilia. Step out of Brasilia to go to Brazlandia and see Chapada Imperial, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida Dom Bosco, shop like a local with Caixa Cultural Brasilia, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu de Valores.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brasilia day trip planning site.

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Brasilia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patos de Minas.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Patos de Minas

Patos de Minas is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.HistoryThe name is derived from the ranch known as farmhouse Os Patos, owned by the original settlers, which had the name because of the large number of wild ducks found in the region. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Patos de Minas trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Brasilia to Patos de Minas in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Patos de Minas is minus 1 hour. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Araxa.

Things to do in Patos de Minas

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Araxa

— 1 night

Place from where the sun is seen first

Sitting at an altitude of nearly 1,000 m (3,280 ft), Araxa offers some of the best examples of colonial architecture in Minas Gerais state.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Termas de Araxa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Gracas, then see the interesting displays at Zema Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Araxa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Patos de Minas to Araxa takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Capitolio.

Things to do in Araxa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Senhor Bom Jesus dos Passos and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Sra. da Abadia da Cruz do Monte, then take in the pleasant sights at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Poco Dourado Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Capitolio online day trip planner.

You can drive from Araxa to Capitolio in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Capitolio

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Waterfalls · National Parks
Inscribed on the World Heritage List as one of the world's oldest and staggeringly diverse ecosystems, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park occupies an ancient plateau developed over the last 2 billion years. A tour of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park leads visitors across landscapes that include dense forests, mighty waterfalls, wild canyons, and high-altitude cerrado (tropical savannah). Vacations in Chapado dos Veadeiros National Park are hugely popular with ecotourists, who base their adventures in gateway towns Sao Jorge or Alto Paraiso de Goias. From one of those two centers nature-lovers can easily access the protected wilderness areas, ideal for hiking, rappelling, and canyoning.