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: Florianopolis
bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Caldas Novas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Jatai
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Goiania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Goias
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Pirenopolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Mambai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sao Domingos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cavalcante
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Alto Paraiso de Goias
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Formosa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Florianopolis

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette and Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate O Casarao dos Gonzaga and Matriz Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caldas Novas: Araguari (Historical Archive Museum & Museu dos Ferroviarios de Araguari), Itumbiara (Rio Paranaiba & Palacio da Cultura Major Militao Pereira de Almeida Museum) and Pires do Rio Railroad Museum (in Pires do Rio). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, stop by Doces Caseiros Dona Maria, examine the collection at Soy Museum, and get some fabulous bargains at Goulart Brecho Boutique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Caldas Novas road trip website .

Florianopolis to Caldas Novas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Florianopolis to Caldas Novas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Jatai.

Things to do in Caldas Novas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Itumbiara, Araguari, Pires do Rio Railroad Museum, Cornelio Ramos Historic Municipal Museum
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Shrine of Nossa Senhora da Salette ©
O Casarao dos Gonzaga ©
O Casarao dos Gonzaga

1
night
Jatai

Jatai ©
Jataí, Goiás, Brazil is a municipality in southern Goiás state, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana Divino Espirito Santo de Jatai, get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and then head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Diacui.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jatai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Caldas Novas to Jatai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goiania.

Things to do in Jatai

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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JK Memorial Jatai ©
JK Memorial Jatai

4
nights
Goiania

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.
Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania and Bairro de Campinas will appeal to history buffs. Miracles Room and Museu de Arte Contemporanea will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goiania: Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho (in Trindade), Vinicola Jabuticabal (in Hidrolandia) and Parque Ambiental Ipiranga (in Anapolis). There's much more to do: get outside with Lago das Rosas, cool off at Clube Jao, examine the collection at Zoology Museum, and look and learn at Planetário UFG.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goiania road trip planning website .

You can drive from Jatai to Goiania in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jatai to Goiania due to the time zone difference. In November in Goiania, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Goias.

Things to do in Goiania

Outdoors Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vinicola Jabuticabal, Matriz do Divino Pai Eterno - Santuario Velho, Parque Ambiental Ipiranga
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Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira ©
Museu Pedro Ludovico Teixeira
Catedral Metropolitana de Goiania ©
Planetário UFG ©
Planetário UFG

2
nights
Goias

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Conde dos Arcos Palace, then take a stroll through Historic Centre of the Town of Goias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Museu das Bandeiras - IBRAM, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center Earl of Arches Palace, then appreciate the history behind Anhanguera Cross, then steep yourself in history at Museu Casa de Cora Coralina, and finally see the interesting displays at Itaberai Casa Coronel Joao Caldas History Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goias road trip app .

Traveling by car from Goiania to Goias takes 2 hours. While traveling from Goiania, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Goias, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pirenopolis.

Things to do in Goias

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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

5
nights
Pirenopolis

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.
Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bonfim and Centro Historico de Pirenopolis will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Vagafogo and Cachoeira Paraiso will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pirenopolis: Mario Augusto Alves History Museum (in Goianesia), Salto Corumba (in Corumba de Goias) and Pireneus Vinhos e Vinhedos (in Cocalzinho de Goias). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle, take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeiras dos Dragoes (Dragons' Waterfalls), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fazenda Babilonia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora Da Penha De Franca.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pirenopolis road trip tool .

Getting from Goias to Pirenopolis by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pirenopolis are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mambai.

Things to do in Pirenopolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Corumba de Goias, Pireneus Vinhos e Vinhedos, Mario Augusto Alves History Museum
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Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle ©
Wheels of Time Antique Motorcycle
Fazenda Babilonia ©
Fazenda Babilonia
Cachoeira Paraiso ©
Cachoeira Paraiso

1
night
Mambai

Mambai ©
Mambaí is a city in eastern Goiás state, Brazil. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): Head underground at Caverna Lapa do Penhasco and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Alemao.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mambai trip itinerary app .

Getting from Pirenopolis to Mambai by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pirenopolis to Mambai is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Domingos.

Things to do in Mambai

Parks Nature
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Cachoeira do Alemao ©
Cachoeira do Alemao

1
night
Sao Domingos

Sao Domingos ©
On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Terra Ronca State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverna da Angelica.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sao Domingos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mambai to Sao Domingos takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cavalcante.

Things to do in Sao Domingos

Parks Nature
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Caverna da Angelica ©
Caverna da Angelica

3
nights
Cavalcante

Cavalcante ©
Founded during the 18th-century gold rush, Cavalcante was once the domain of optimistic excavators who hoped to strike it rich.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cachoeira da Capivara and Cachoeira Santa Barbara. Step out of the city life by going to Ponte de Pedra and Vale das Araras. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Candaru, steep yourself in history at Kalunga Community, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirante da Ave Maria, and get great views at Nova Aurora Viewpoint.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cavalcante, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sao Domingos to Cavalcante by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alto Paraiso de Goias.

Things to do in Cavalcante

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cachoeira Santa Barbara
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Cachoeira da Capivara ©
Cachoeira da Capivara
Ponte de Pedra ©
Ponte de Pedra
Cachoeira Candaru ©
Cachoeira Candaru

6
nights
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.
Visiting Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros and Cachoeira Carioquinhas will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cachoeira Almecegas II and Cachoeira Do Abismo. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Abyss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Aguas Termais do Morro Vermelho, admire the sheer force of Anjos and Arcanjos waterfall, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alto Paraiso de Goias day trip planner.

Drive from Cavalcante to Alto Paraiso de Goias in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Formosa.

Things to do in Alto Paraiso de Goias

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
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Cachoeira do Segredo ©
Cachoeira do Segredo
Abyss Waterfall ©
Abyss Waterfall

3
nights
Formosa

Formosa ©
With abundant natural beauty and spectacular waterfalls, it's no coincidence that the name Formosa translates to "beautiful." Visitors to the area come prepared with hiking boots and proper clothing to explore the many caves, rivers, and waterfalls.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Municipal do Itiquira and Buraco das Araras. Explore hidden gems such as Buraco das Andorinhas and Couros Foundation Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Arqueologico do Bisnau and get outside with Lagoa Feia.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Formosa travel route planner .

Drive from Alto Paraiso de Goias to Formosa in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Formosa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Formosa

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Sitio Arqueologico Toca da Onca ©
Sitio Arqueologico Toca da Onca
Buraco das Andorinhas ©
Buraco das Andorinhas
Couros Foundation Museum ©
Couros Foundation Museum