12 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

12 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sao Luis
— 3 nights
2
Barreirinhas
— 3 nights
3
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 2 nights
4
Alcantara
— 2 nights

3
nights
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Take a break from Sao Luis with a short trip to Cocal Waterfall in Chapada das Mesas National Park, about 16 hours away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, explore the historical opulence of Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, take a leisurely stroll along Espigao Costeiro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Luis trip itinerary site.

Newark, USA to Sao Luis is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Sao Luis at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Barreirinhas.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cocal Waterfall, Aracagi Beach, Valparaiso Acqua Park
Highlights from your plan
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes
Igreja da Se ©
Igreja da Se
Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach

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.
Barreirinhas is known for nature, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Preguicas, head outdoors with Rio Formiga, look for gifts at Centro de Artesanato, and visit a coastal fixture at Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barreirinhas road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sao Luis to Barreirinhas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

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

2
nights
Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Santo Amaro do Maranhao
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Murici, and then kick back and relax at Capivara Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lagoa Betania and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Andorinhas.

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Traveling by car from Barreirinhas to Santo Amaro do Maranhao takes 2.5 hours. In January in Santo Amaro do Maranhao, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alcantara.

Things to do in Santo Amaro do Maranhao

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

2
nights
Alcantara

Alcantara ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Rosarios dos Pretos, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Pelourinho, thenget to know the fascinating history of Matriz square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Desterro Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alcantara day trip planning website.

Drive from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Alcantara in 6 hours. January in Alcantara sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alcantara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Matriz square ©
Matriz square
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho