30 days in State of Alagoas & State of Maranhao Itinerary

30 days in State of Alagoas & State of Maranhao Itinerary

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30 days in State of Alagoas & State of Maranhao Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Jequia da Praia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Maceio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sao Miguel dos Milagres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maragogi
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Lencois Maranhenses National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Barreirinhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Sao Luis
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Salvador

2
nights
Jequia da Praia

Jequia da Praia ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museu Manoel Da Marinheira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marape Dunes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jequia da Praia itinerary maker .

Salvador to Jequia da Praia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. January in Jequia da Praia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maceio.

Things to do in Jequia da Praia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Museu Manoel Da Marinheira, Fernando Lopes History and Cultural Museum, Engenho Caracuipe
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Jequia Lake ©
Jequia Lake
Engenho Caracuipe ©
Engenho Caracuipe

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maceio side-trips: Barra de Sao Miguel Beach (in Barra de Sao Miguel), Paripueira Beach (in Paripueira) and Gunga Beach (in Roteiro). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Pajucara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Verde Beach, explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais de Pajucara, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maceio route planner.

You can drive from Jequia da Praia to Maceio in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Maceio are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

Things to do in Maceio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gunga Beach, Paripueira Beach, Frances Beach, Barra de Sao Miguel Beach
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Gunga Beach ©
Gunga Beach
Praia de Pajucara ©
Praia de Pajucara
Frances Beach ©
Frances Beach

2
nights
Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
A tranquil enclave of the Coral Coast, Sao Miguel Milagres offers postcard-worthy scenes of white sand, swaying palm trees, and clear waters.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lages Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Patacho - Ecological Route Miracles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sandalia do Lima, stroll through Toque Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sao Miguel dos Milagres route planner .

Traveling by car from Maceio to Sao Miguel dos Milagres takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maragogi.

Things to do in Sao Miguel dos Milagres

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Porto de Pedras
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Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Lages Beach ©
Lages Beach

6
nights
Maragogi

Maragogi ©
Located on the scenic Costa dos Corais, the municipality of Maragogi has become a hot spot for ecotourism.
Maragogi is known for beaches, wildlife, outdoors, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Maragogi Beach, stroll through Japaratinga Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Gales de Maragogi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Piscinas Naturais de Japaratinga.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maragogi tour planner .

You can drive from Sao Miguel dos Milagres to Maragogi in 1.5 hours. January in Maragogi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lencois Maranhenses National Park.

Things to do in Maragogi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Japaratinga
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Maragogi Beach ©
Maragogi Beach
Gales de Maragogi ©
Gales de Maragogi
Antunes Beach ©
Antunes Beach

1
night
Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Lencois Maranhenses National Park
On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Lagoa do Murici and then enjoy the sand and surf at Capivara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lencois Maranhenses National Park trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maragogi to Lencois Maranhenses National Park. January in Lencois Maranhenses National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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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 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Lencois Maranhenses. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Preguicas, identify plant and animal life at Pequenos Lencois Maranhense, stop by Centro de Artesanato, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cabure Beach.

Before you visit Barreirinhas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Lencois Maranhenses National Park to Barreirinhas with the Route module. In January in Barreirinhas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

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

6
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alcantara (Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Rosarios dos Pretos & Itatinga Beach). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Valparaiso Acqua Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Centro Histórico, explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, and admire the majestic nature at Bacanga State Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Barreirinhas to Sao Luis in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alcantara, Cocal Waterfall
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Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico