12 days in Brazil Itinerary

12 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Barreirinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Parnaiba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Jericoacoara
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
nights
Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Lagoa Betania and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Andorinhas.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Amaro do Maranhao travel planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Santo Amaro do Maranhao is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May: high temperatures in Santo Amaro do Maranhao hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
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.
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Rio Preguicas, enjoy the sea views from Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse, stop by Armazem da Rua Direita, and kick back and relax at Lencois Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barreirinhas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Barreirinhas takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Parnaiba.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul ©
Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse ©
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

2
nights
Parnaiba

Parnaiba ©
With over 170,000 inhabitants, Parnaiba stands as the second most populous city in the state of Piauí, and one of its four coastal municipalities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parnaiba: Barra Grande Beach (in Barra Grande) and Arvore Penteada (in Luis Correia). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coqueiro Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Sal Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Delta Rio Parnaiba, and don't miss a visit to Porto das Barcas.

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You can drive from Barreirinhas to Parnaiba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Parnaiba can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jericoacoara.

Things to do in Parnaiba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Luis Correia, Barra Grande Beach
Highlights from your plan
Delta Rio Parnaiba ©
Delta Rio Parnaiba
Praia do Coqueiro ©
Praia do Coqueiro
Pedra do Sal Beach ©
Pedra do Sal Beach

3
nights
Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara ©
A charming coastal retreat known for its unspoiled natural landscape, laid-back atmosphere, and remote location, Jericoacoara offers plenty for visitors in search of a relaxing break in Brazil.
Jericoacoara is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Duna do Por do Sol, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Jericoacoara Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Jericoacoara.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jericoacoara attractions planner.

You can drive from Parnaiba to Jericoacoara in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Parnaiba to Jericoacoara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jericoacoara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jijoca de Jericoacoara
Highlights from your plan
Duna do Por do Sol ©
Duna do Por do Sol
Pedra Furada ©
Pedra Furada
Lagoa do Paraiso
Lagoa do Paraiso