12 days in Sao Luis & Fortaleza Itinerary

12 days in Sao Luis & Fortaleza Itinerary

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12 days in Sao Luis & Fortaleza Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  6​h
1
Sao Luis
— 4 nights
2
Fortaleza
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Step out of Sao Luis to go to Sao Jose de Ribamar and see Aracagi Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Valparaiso Acqua Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, browse the different shops at Sao Luis Shopping, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calhau Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sao Luis trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro to Sao Luis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Sao Luis to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Aracagi Beach
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Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico

7
nights
Fortaleza

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fortaleza: Aquiraz (Beach Park & Porto das Dunas Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Morro Branco, look for gifts at Mercado Central de Fortaleza, snap pictures at Ingleses Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fontes Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sao Luis to Fortaleza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aquiraz
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Beach Park ©
Beach Park
Morro Branco ©
Morro Branco
Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro

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