11 days in State of Bahia Itinerary

11 days in State of Bahia Itinerary

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11 days in State of Bahia Itinerary

Start: Palmas
Fly:  7​h
1
Lencois
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
2
Praia do Forte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salvador
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  5​h
5
Itacare
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Porto Seguro
— 3 nights
End: Palmas

1
night
Lencois

Lencois
One of a handful of former diamond mining towns in Bahia, Lencois charms visitors with its well-preserved colonial buildings linked by cobbled streets and surrounded by lush green hills.
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Palmas to Lencois is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Praia do Forte.

Things to do in Lencois

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chapada Diamantina National Park, Gruta da Lapa Doce
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Praia do Forte

Praia do Forte ©
A small coastal village of 1,800 people, Praia do Forte possesses a paradisal charm with an undercurrent of adventure.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis, then kick back and relax at Forte Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Projeto Tamar.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praia do Forte road trip planner .

Getting from Lencois to Praia do Forte by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Praia do Forte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Salvador.

Things to do in Praia do Forte

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Forte Beach ©
Forte Beach
Projeto Tamar ©
Projeto Tamar

2
nights
Salvador

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, then appreciate the history behind Elevator Lacerda, and finally wander the streets of Pelourinho. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent, then kick back and relax at Praia Farol da Barra, then see the interesting displays at Casa do Rio Vermelho, and finally make a trip to Ponta de Humaita.

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You can drive from Praia do Forte to Salvador in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Morro de Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Salvador

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
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Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

2
nights
Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare

Morro de Sao Paulo ©
One of the island of Tinhare's five villages, Morro de Sao Paulo stands as an old, charming settlement, with plenty of natural attractions and all the facilities to make visitors feel at home.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Segunda Praia, then kick back and relax at Quarta Praia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Luz. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Farol do Morro, stop by Eco Store, and then kick back and relax at Gamboa Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Morro de Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Itacare.

Things to do in Morro de Sao Paulo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Segunda Praia ©
Segunda Praia
Quarta Praia ©
Quarta Praia
Gamboa Beach ©
Gamboa Beach

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Itacare

Itacare ©
Most visitors remember their Itacare vacation by the area's wide beaches, lapped by breakers ideal for both experienced surfers and novice wave riders still perfecting their skills.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Concha Beach and then kick back and relax at Itacarezinho Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Itacare journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Morro de Sao Paulo to Itacare in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Itacare can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Itacare

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Itacarezinho Beach ©
Itacarezinho Beach
Concha Beach ©
Concha Beach

3
nights
Porto Seguro

Porto Seguro ©
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Porto Seguro is known for beaches, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mucuge Street, kick back and relax at Mirror Beach, examine the collection at Colonial House Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip planner .

Getting from Itacare to Porto Seguro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. March in Porto Seguro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Mirror Beach ©
Mirror Beach
Centro Historico ©
Centro Historico
Pitinga Beach ©
Pitinga Beach