30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

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30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

Start: Salvador
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Maceio
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
2
Barreirinhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Alcantara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Sao Luis
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Salvador

9
nights
Maceio

Maceio ©
Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maceio: Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres), Barra de Sao Miguel (Falesias do Gunga & Barra de Sao Miguel Beach) and Gunga Beach (in Roteiro). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Pajucara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Verde Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Craft Fair of Pajucara, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maceio trip builder app .

Salvador to Maceio is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Maceio can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra de Sao Miguel, Marechal Deodoro, Marape Dunes, Paripueira Beach, Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
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Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara

5
nights
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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Preguicas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabure Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pequenos Lencois Maranhense.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barreirinhas trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maceio to Barreirinhas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Barreirinhas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lencois Maranhenses National Park ©
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Bonita and Azul lakes ©
Bonita and Azul lakes

2
nights
Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capivara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lagoa das Americas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca.

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You can drive from Barreirinhas to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alcantara.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
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2
nights
Alcantara

Alcantara ©
Alcantara is known for historic sites, museums, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museu Casa Historica de Alcantara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Matriz square, take in panoramic vistas at Desterro Church, and see the interesting displays at Casa do Divino.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alcantara travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Alcantara by car takes about 7 hours. In January, daytime highs in Alcantara are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Alcantara

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Matriz square ©
Matriz square
Museu Casa Historica de Alcantara ©
Museu Casa Historica de Alcantara
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

9
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Valparaiso Acqua Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, look for gifts at Casa das Tulhas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, and immerse yourself in nature at Bacanga State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis day trip planning website .

You can drive from Alcantara to Sao Luis in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sao Luis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapada das Mesas National Park
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Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico