37 days in Brazil Itinerary

37 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Uberlandia
— 4 nights
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Brasilia
— 5 nights
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
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Goiania
— 5 nights
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Caldas Novas
— 5 nights
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Uberaba
— 4 nights
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Araxa
— 2 nights
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Capitolio
— 4 nights
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Uberlandia

— 4 nights

Capital of Logistics

Strategically located in the center of southern Brazil, Uberlandia has developed an economy largely based on inter-city trade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Uberlandia: Araguari (Cachoeira das Irmas & Cachoeira do Corrego Bom Jardim). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uberlandense Herbarium, make a trip to Praca Sergio Pacheco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Nossa Senhora das Dores, and look for gifts at Uberlandia Shopping.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uberlandia planning tool.

Sao Paulo to Uberlandia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Uberlandia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Uberlandia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Brasilia

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco will thrill your kids. Step out of Brasilia to go to Cidade Ocidental and see Clube Recanto das Aguas, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Pontao do Lago Sul, admire the striking features of Templo da Boa Vontade, ponder the world of politics at Itamaraty Palace, and walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brasilia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uberlandia to Brasilia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alto Paraiso de Goias: Cavalcante (Santa Barbara Waterfall & Cachoeira Santa Barbara). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, trek along Sertao Zen, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll around Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado.

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You can drive from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to Alto Paraiso de Goias. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goiania.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Goiania

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vaca Brava Park and Parque Zoologico. Get out of town with these interesting Goiania side-trips: Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola (in Abadiania), Pirenopolis (Centro Historico de Pirenopolis & Cachoeira do Abade) and Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno (in Trindade). There's much more to do: walk around Flamboyant Park, stop by Flamboyant Shopping Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Lua, and make a splash at Clube Jao.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Goiania online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Goiania takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Goiania are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caldas Novas.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Caldas Novas

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hot Park and Nautico Praia Clube. Go for a jaunt from Caldas Novas to Morrinhos to see Estatua do Cristo Redentor about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: make a splash at diRoma Acqua Park, hunt for treasures at Feira do Luar, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento das Aguas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Caldas Novas travel route app.

You can drive from Goiania to Caldas Novas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Goiania to Caldas Novas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uberaba.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Uberaba

— 4 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.
Attractions like Shrine of the Miraculous Medal and Paroquia Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Capelinha) make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uberaba: Franca (Paroquia Menino Jesus de Praga e Santa Ifigenia & Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Gracas) and Sacramento (Coralia Venites Maluf History Museum & Colegio Allan Kardec). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Paleontological Research Center and Dinosaur Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Sacra (MAS), examine the collection at Museu do Chapelaria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uberaba trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Caldas Novas to Uberaba by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Araxa.

Things to do in Uberaba

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Araxa

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Termas de Araxa, then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum of Dona Beja, then examine the collection at Calmon Barreto Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Araxa Memorial, examine the collection at Zema Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Gracas, take an unorthodox tour of Ruinas do Hotel Radio, then ponder the design of Fonte Dona Beja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mirante do Cristo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Araxa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uberaba to Araxa takes 2 hours. 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 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Capitolio.

Things to do in Araxa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Capitolio

— 4 nights

Queen of the Lakes

With an urban reservoir and interesting geological sights, it's easy to plan an outdoorsy vacation in Capitolio.
Get out of town with these interesting Capitolio side-trips: Sao Roque de Minas (Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra & Casca d'Anta Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Canyons de Furnas, stop by Chale do Queijo, go for a walk through Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and get outside with Paraiso Perdido.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Capitolio planner.

Getting from Araxa to Capitolio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Capitolio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.