30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Route & dates

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:  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), Praia Dunas de Marapé. (in Jequia da Praia) and Roteiro (Falesias do Gunga & Praia do Gunga). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paripueira Beach, browse the different shops at Parque Shopping Maceio, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira de Artesanato da Pajucara.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maceio online trip maker.

Salvador to Maceio is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Maceio sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Roteiro, Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres, Frances Beach, Balneario do Broma, Praia Dunas de Marapé.
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Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
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 Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Preguicas, stroll through Porto Preguicas Beach, get outside with Canto do Atins, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pequenos Lencois Maranhense.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barreirinhas trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maceio to Barreirinhas in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses ©
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul

2
nights
Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Murici and then enjoy the sand and surf at Capivara Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Lagoa das Americas and then explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Amaro do Maranhao online trip planner.

You can drive from Barreirinhas to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Santo Amaro do Maranhao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Alcantara.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
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2
nights
Alcantara

Alcantara ©
Alcantara is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Matriz square, see the interesting displays at Casa do Divino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Rosarios dos Pretos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Itatinga Beach.

Discover how to plan a Alcantara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Alcantara takes 6 hours. January in Alcantara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Alcantara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Livramento Island ©
Livramento Island
Matriz square ©
Matriz square
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.
When in Sao Luis, make a side trip to see Cocal Waterfall in Chapada das Mesas National Park, approximately Chapada das Mesas National Park away. 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, explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, take in the waterfront at Espigao Costeiro, and kick back and relax at Calhau Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sao Luis driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Alcantara to Sao Luis in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sao Luis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapada das Mesas National Park, Valparaiso Acqua Park
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Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes