23 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

23 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

Created using Inspirock State of Maranhao trip itinerary planner

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Matriz square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Rosarios dos Pretos, stroll through Itatinga Beach, and kick back and relax at Ilha do Livramento Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alcantara trip planner.

Sao Luis to Alcantara is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Alcantara

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

— 3 nights
Take a break from Santo Amaro do Maranhao with a short trip to Lagoa da Esperanca in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, about 50 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santo Amaro do Maranhao trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alcantara to Santo Amaro do Maranhao takes 6.5 hours. July in Santo Amaro do Maranhao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Nature · Parks · 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 Parque Nacional dos 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 get interesting insight from Tours.

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
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Carolina

— 9 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carolina: Prainha de Filadelfia (in Filadelfia) and Cachoeira do Jenipapo (in Babaculandia). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Chapada das Mesas.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Carolina trip planner.

Drive from Barreirinhas to Carolina in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 22:

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.