7 days in Barreirinhas, Sao Luis & Sao Jose de Ribamar Itinerary

7 days in Barreirinhas, Sao Luis & Sao Jose de Ribamar Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Bus:  10 h 45 min
1
Barreirinhas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Sao Luis
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Sao Jose de Ribamar
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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 Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul, visit Armazem da Rua Direita, stop by Centro de Artesanato, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lencois Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barreirinhas road trip tool.

Rio de Janeiro to Barreirinhas is an approximately 11.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. March in Barreirinhas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sao Luis.

Things to do in Barreirinhas

Parks Nature Outdoors
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
Sao Luis

Sao Luis ©
Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Espigao Costeiro, enjoy the sand and surf at Calhau Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lagoa da Jansen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa de Cultura Huguenote Daniel de La Touche. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Se, thensteep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, thensteep yourself in history at Centro Histórico, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao.

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Traveling by car from Barreirinhas to Sao Luis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sao Luis are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sao Jose de Ribamar.

Things to do in Sao Luis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palacio dos Leoes ©
Palacio dos Leoes
Calhau Beach ©
Calhau Beach
Centro Histórico ©
Centro Histórico

1
night
Sao Jose de Ribamar

Sao Jose de Ribamar ©
A sky blue church appears in relief against the backdrop of its inspiration in Sao José de Ribamar's center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fronhas maranhence, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Aracagi Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Ribamar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sao Jose de Ribamar online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Luis to Sao Jose de Ribamar takes an hour. March in Sao Jose de Ribamar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Jose de Ribamar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fronhas maranhence
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Sao Jose de Ribamar ©
Igreja de Sao Jose de Ribamar