23 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

23 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Alcantara
— 3 nights
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 3 nights
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Barreirinhas
— 6 nights
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Carolina
— 9 nights
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Alcantara

— 3 nights
Alcantara is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Matriz square, kick back and relax at Ilha do Livramento Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Desterro Church, and take an in-depth tour of Museu Casa Historica de Alcantara.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Alcantara online travel route planner.

Sao Luis to Alcantara is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Alcantara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao

— 3 nights
Step out of Santo Amaro do Maranhao to go to Lencois Maranhenses National Park and see Lagoa da Esperanca, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santo Amaro do Maranhao trip planner.

You can drive from Alcantara to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Barreirinhas on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Barreirinhas

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sea views from Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barreirinhas trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Barreirinhas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Barreirinhas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Carolina

— 9 nights
Take a break from Carolina with a short trip to Cachoeira do Jenipapo in Babaculandia, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Chapada das Mesas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Carolina holiday builder site.

Drive from Barreirinhas to Carolina in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barreirinhas to Carolina. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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State of Maranhao travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
A unique blend of African, European, and Caribbean cultures make State of Maranhao holidays appealing to tourists interested in exploring a land known for its distinct cuisine, dialect, and musical heritage. With a long coastline characterized by sand dunes and secluded lagoons, this area also encompasses extensive swathes of tropical forests, traversed and irrigated by numerous rivers. Capital and World Heritage-listed city of Sao Luis remains a top draw on most State of Maranhao itineraries, but the region also boasts a string of smaller centers dating back to colonial times. These smaller cities manage to preserve their small-town atmosphere and architecture, which make them pleasant alternatives to the country's bigger and more crowded destinations.