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 sightseeing. Your trip 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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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).
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, stroll through Cabure Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barreirinhas trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Barreirinhas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Barreirinhas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Carolina.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

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

Drive from Barreirinhas to Carolina in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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.
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.