30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

30 days in Maceio & State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Maceio
— 9 nights
2
Barreirinhas
— 5 nights
3
Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 2 nights
4
Alcantara
— 2 nights
5
Sao Luis
— 9 nights

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: Roteiro (Falesias do Gunga & Praia do Gunga), Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres (in Sao Miguel dos Milagres) and Praia Dunas de Marapé. (in Jequia da Praia). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Verde Beach, 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maceio online trip maker.

Salvador to Maceio is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Maceio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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, Praia Dunas de Marapé., Frances Beach, Lages Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres ©
Praia de Sao Miguel dos Milagres
Praia do Gunga ©
Praia do Gunga
Ponta Verde Beach ©
Ponta Verde Beach

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabure Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pequenos Lencois Maranhense.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barreirinhas trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maceio to Barreirinhas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses ©
Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses
Rio Preguicas ©
Rio Preguicas
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse ©
Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

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.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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 Beaches

Side Trip

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Baronesa Beach (Lagoa), enjoy breathtaking views from Desterro Church, and head off the coast to Livramento Island.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alcantara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Alcantara takes 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Alcantara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Alcantara

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Livramento Island ©
Livramento Island
Matriz square ©
Matriz square
Desterro Church ©
Desterro Church

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, take a leisurely stroll along Espigao Costeiro, admire the masterpieces at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, and kick back and relax at Calhau Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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
Highlights from your plan
Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes