16 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

16 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

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16 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

Start: Juiz de Fora
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Caxias
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Imperatriz
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Sao Luis
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Barreirinhas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Tutoia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Juiz de Fora

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Caxias

Caxias ©
Caxias is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.It is the fifth largest city in the state, with a population of 155,129 inhabitants and an area of about 5,150 km2.The Brazilian poet Gonçalves Dias was born in Caxias. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): cruise along Balneario Veneza and then take an in-depth tour of Balaiada Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Caxias road trip planner .

Juiz de Fora to Caxias is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Juiz de Fora in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Caxias: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Imperatriz.

Things to do in Caxias

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Balneario Veneza ©
Balneario Veneza
Balaiada Memorial ©
Balaiada Memorial

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Imperatriz

Imperatriz ©
Imperatriz is the second most populated city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): view the masterpieces at Casa de Cultura Josue Montello, look for gifts at Imperial Shopping, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sumauma Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imperatriz trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caxias to Imperatriz. In May, daytime highs in Imperatriz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Imperatriz

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Imperial Shopping ©
Imperial Shopping

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Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sacred Art Museum and Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Histórico and Palacio Daniel de La Touche. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Jansen, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Church, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Vale Maranhao - CCVM, and admire the sheer force of Cocal Waterfall.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Imperatriz to Sao Luis. In May, daytime highs in Sao Luis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Cocal Waterfall
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Lagoa da Jansen ©
Lagoa da Jansen
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church ©
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico

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Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas ©
Most visitors consider Barreirinhas little more than a convenient base for exploring the nearby national park, yet the town's sandy beaches and picturesque riverside setting make it a rewarding destination in and of itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Cabure Beach and Pequenos Lencois Maranhense. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Preguicas Beach and Lencois Beach. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses National Park. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse and contemplate the waterfront views at Bonita and Azul lakes.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barreirinhas itinerary site .

You can drive from Sao Luis to Barreirinhas in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Tutoia.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cabure Beach ©
Cabure Beach
Lencois Maranhenses National Park ©
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse ©

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Tutoia

Tutoia ©
Tutóia is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.The municipality felipe gatão contains part of the Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Arpoador Beach and then kick back and relax at Amor Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Andreza Beach and then stroll through Pequenos Lencois Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tutoia trip maker tool .

You can drive from Barreirinhas to Tutoia in 2.5 hours. June in Tutoia sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Tutoia

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Arpoador Beach ©
Arpoador Beach

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Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagoa das Americas and then explore the activities along Lagoa das Andorinhas. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca and then get outside with Lagoa Betania.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santo Amaro do Maranhao driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Tutoia to Santo Amaro do Maranhao takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Tutoia in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Santo Amaro do Maranhao, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lagoa da Esperanca
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