38 days in Brazil Itinerary

38 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Uberaba
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Uberlandia
— 3 nights
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Caldas Novas
— 4 nights
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Goiania
— 3 nights
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Goias
— 2 nights
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Pirenopolis
— 4 nights
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Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 5 nights
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Brasilia
— 4 nights
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Patos de Minas
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Araxa
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Capitolio
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shrine of the Miraculous Medal and Memorial Chico Xavier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uberaba: Sacramento (Gruta dos Palhares, Colegio Allan Kardec, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at Paleontological Research Center and Dinosaur Museum, examine the collection at Central Brazil Religious Arts Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus Church, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Uberaba.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uberaba route builder.

Araraquara to Uberaba is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Araraquara to Uberaba. In December, daily temperatures in Uberaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uberlandia.

Things to do in Uberaba

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Uberlandia

— 3 nights

Capital of Logistics

Strategically located in the center of southern Brazil, Uberlandia has developed an economy largely based on inter-city trade.
Get out of town with these interesting Uberlandia side-trips: Araguari (Cachoeira do Corrego Bom Jardim & Cachoeira das Irmas). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Uberlandense Herbarium, stop by Uberlandia Shopping, don't miss a visit to Praca Sergio Pacheco, and walk around Praca Tubal Vilela.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uberlandia holiday builder.

Drive from Uberaba to Uberlandia in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Uberlandia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Caldas Novas.

Things to do in Uberlandia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Hot Park and Japanese Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a splash at diRoma Acqua Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira do Luar, make a trip to Monumento das Aguas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Caldas Novas attractions planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Goiania.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Goiania

— 3 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 Clube Jao. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goiania: Parque Ambiental Ipiranga (in Anapolis) and Trindade (Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno & Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho). There's much more to do: stroll around Flamboyant Park, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico, and stop by Flamboyant Shopping Center.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goiania trip itinerary site.

Drive from Caldas Novas to Goiania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caldas Novas to Goiania. January in Goiania sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Goias.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, then contemplate the long history of Museu Casa de Cora Coralina, then take an in-depth tour of Conde dos Arcos Palace, and finally stop by Centro Historico de Goias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum, appreciate the history behind Anhanguera Cross, then examine the collection at Cultural Center Earl of Arches Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Francisco de Paula church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Goias day trip tool.

Drive from Goiania to Goias in 2 hours. When traveling from Goiania in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Goias: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Goias

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pirenopolis

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa Dom Inacio de Loyola in Abadiania (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Pirenopolis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Rosario church, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Santa Maria, and take in the views from Ponte Sobre o Rio das Almas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pirenopolis online journey planner.

Getting from Goias to Pirenopolis by car takes about 2 hours. January in Pirenopolis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alto Paraiso de Goias

— 5 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.
Alto Paraiso de Goias is known for nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, stroll through Santuario Ecologico Vale Dourado, hike along Sertao Zen, and take some stellar pictures from Janela Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alto Paraiso de Goias online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Pirenopolis to Alto Paraiso de Goias, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brasilia.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Brasilia

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Catedral Metropolitana and Memorial JK. Take a break from Brasilia with a short trip to Clube Recanto das Aguas in Cidade Ocidental, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul, get a sense of history and politics at Congresso Nacional, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico De Brasilia, and make a trip to Torre de Televisao.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Brasilia takes 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 in Brasilia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patos de Minas.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Patos de Minas

— 1 night
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. On the 21st (Tue), stroll around Parque do Mocambo, then head outdoors with Lagoa Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Catedral de Santo Antonio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patos de Minas trip itinerary app.

Drive from Brasilia to Patos de Minas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Araxa.

Things to do in Patos de Minas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the local landmark of Fonte Dona Beja, make a trip to Ruinas do Hotel Radio, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas de Araxa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Gracas. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Zema Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz, examine the collection at Calmon Barreto Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Araxa Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Mirante do Cristo, and finally see the interesting displays at Historical Museum of Dona Beja.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Araxa trip planner.

You can drive from Patos de Minas to Araxa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Capitolio.

Things to do in Araxa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Capitolio is known for nature, outdoors, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Canyons de Furnas, look for gifts at Chale do Queijo, get outside with Cachoeira Lagoa Azul, and stroll around Cascade Eco Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Capitolio trip planner.

Drive from Araxa to Capitolio in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capitolio

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Brazil travel guide

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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.