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Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro drive

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  Belo Horizonte
 Conselheiro Lafaiete
 Barbacena
 Juiz de Fora
 Três Rios
 Petrópolis
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days

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Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro. If you're planning a road trip to Rio de Janeiro, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Belo Horizonte
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:21 pm  Conselheiro Lafaiete
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:24 pm  Barbacena
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Barbacena
drive for about 1 hour

11:13 am  Juiz de Fora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

12:58 pm  Três Rios
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

2:45 pm  Petrópolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:45 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

4:33 pm  arrive in Rio de Janeiro
stay at Hotel Santa Teresa

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Conselheiro Lafaiete

Barbacena

Juiz de Fora

Três Rios

Petrópolis  (2 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Rio de Janeiro.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Santa Teresa, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Rio de Janeiro? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Rio de Janeiro?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Nova Capela, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Aprazível  (3 mentions)
Miam Miam  (2 mentions)
Confeitaria Colombo  (2 mentions)
Tarantino Restaurante  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Rio de Janeiro? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Rio de Janeiro?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Santa Teresa  (12 mentions)
Cristo Redentor  (8 mentions)
Copacabana Beach  (7 mentions)
Selaron Steps  (6 mentions)
Pão de Açúcar  (5 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Rio de Janeiro. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro for a first time visitor?  (8 answers)

profile  Philip from London asked:
Tips for visiting Rio and weather conditions in December/January?  (6 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Rio de Janeiro?  (6 answers)

profile  Alex from Santa Cruz asked:
Best way to experience Rio Carnival 2015?  (5 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
Christmas and New Years in Rio!!!  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Rio de Janeiro.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Rio de Janeiro to Belo Horizonte drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro. Or get a full Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Belo Horizonte well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Belo Horizonte!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 272 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 56 minutes
1 Belo Horizonte travel answer
2 Petrópolis travel answers
116 Rio de Janeiro travel answers





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