32 days in State of Goias Itinerary

32 days in State of Goias Itinerary

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32 days in State of Goias Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  17​h 15​min
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
Caldas Novas
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 7 nights
bus + shuttle + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

Alto Paraiso de Goias

Alto Paraiso de Goias ©
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.
When in Alto Paraiso de Goias, make a side trip to see Santa Barbara Waterfall in Cavalcante, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vale da Lua, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Segredo, get great views at Janela Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Jardim de Maytreia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alto Paraiso de Goias trip itinerary site .

Atlanta, USA to Alto Paraiso de Goias is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Alto Paraiso de Goias due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Caldas Novas.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Santa Barbara Waterfall
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Vale da Lua ©
Vale da Lua
Catarata dos Couros ©
Catarata dos Couros

Caldas Novas

Caldas Novas ©
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.
Step out of Caldas Novas to go to Rio Quente and see Hot Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Sat) at Water Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Thu) at Nautico Praia Clube. And it doesn't end there: cool off at diRoma Acqua Park, appreciate the history behind Monumento das Aguas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Estadual da Serra de Caldas Novas, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Caldas Novas trip app .

You can drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Caldas Novas in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Goiania.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hot Park
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diRoma Acqua Park ©
diRoma Acqua Park
Nautico Praia Clube ©
Nautico Praia Clube
Lagoa Termas Parque ©
Lagoa Termas Parque


Goiania ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Goiania: Trindade (Santuario Basilica do Divino Pai Eterno, Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamboyant Park, admire the striking features of Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque Zoologico, and look for gifts at Flamboyant Shopping Center.

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Traveling by bus from Caldas Novas to Goiania takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Caldas Novas to Goiania, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Goiania, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Goias.

Things to do in Goiania

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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Flamboyant Park ©
Flamboyant Park
Vaca Brava Park ©
Vaca Brava Park
Flamboyant Shopping Center ©
Flamboyant Shopping Center


Goias ©
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.
Step out of Goias to go to Itaberai and see Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Museu Casa de Cora Coralina, take a stroll through Historic Centre of the Town of Goias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Carmo Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of the Sacred Art of the Good Death.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Goias road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Goiania to Goias takes 2 hours. June in Goias sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Goias

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum
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Museu Casa de Cora Coralina ©
Museu Casa de Cora Coralina
Conde dos Arcos Palace ©
Conde dos Arcos Palace
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario


Pirenopolis ©
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.
Pirenopolis is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Pirenopolis, admire the sheer force of Lazaro and Santa Maria Waterfall, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Rosario church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pirenopolis trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Goias to Pirenopolis takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pirenopolis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cachoeira do Abade ©
Cachoeira do Abade
Santuario Vagafogo ©
Santuario Vagafogo
Cachoeiras Bonsucesso ©
Cachoeiras Bonsucesso
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