15 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

15 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Fly to Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport, Drive to Alcantara
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Alcantara
— 2 nights
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Sao Luis
— 4 nights
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao
— 2 nights
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Barreirinhas
— 4 nights
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Tutoia
— 1 night
Drive to Prefeito Doutor João Silva Filho Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Alcantara — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Rosarios dos Pretos, then enjoy breathtaking views from Desterro Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Matriz square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pelourinho. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilha do Livramento Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museu Casa Historica de Alcantara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Itatinga Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alcantara route app.

Valletta, Malta to Alcantara is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Valletta in October, with highs in Alcantara at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sao Luis.
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Sao Luis — 4 nights

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Fronhas maranhence. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church and Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Jansen, explore the world behind art at Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao, explore the historical opulence of Forte Santo Antonio da Barra, and kick back and relax at Praia Sao Marcos.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Luis attractions planning tool.

Drive from Alcantara to Sao Luis in 3 hours. October in Sao Luis sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao — 2 nights

On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Americas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Andorinhas, and then explore the activities along Lagoa da Gaivota. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Esperanca and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Betania.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santo Amaro do Maranhao trip app.

Drive from Sao Luis to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Santo Amaro do Maranhao are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Barreirinhas.
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Barreirinhas — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses and Photography Tours. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Pequenos Lencois Maranhense. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Rio Preguicas, stroll through Lencois Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barreirinhas vacation maker website.

You can drive from Santo Amaro do Maranhao to Barreirinhas in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Barreirinhas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Tutoia.
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Tutoia — 1 night

Tutóia is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.The municipality felipe gatão contains part of the Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pequenos Lencois Beach and then kick back and relax at Amor Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tutoia trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Barreirinhas to Tutoia in 2.5 hours. In October in Tutoia, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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State of Maranhao travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Beaches · Historic Sites
A unique blend of African, European, and Caribbean cultures make State of Maranhao holidays appealing to tourists interested in exploring a land known for its distinct cuisine, dialect, and musical heritage. With a long coastline characterized by sand dunes and secluded lagoons, this area also encompasses extensive swathes of tropical forests, traversed and irrigated by numerous rivers. Capital and World Heritage-listed city of Sao Luis remains a top draw on most State of Maranhao itineraries, but the region also boasts a string of smaller centers dating back to colonial times. These smaller cities manage to preserve their small-town atmosphere and architecture, which make them pleasant alternatives to the country's bigger and more crowded destinations.
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