16 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

16 days in State of Maranhao Itinerary

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Caxias
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Imperatriz
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Sao Luis
— 4 nights
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Barreirinhas
— 4 nights
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Tutoia
— 2 nights
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao
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Caxias — 1 day

Caxias is a municipality in the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil.It is the fifth largest city in the state, with a population of 155,129 inhabitants and an area of about 5,150 km2.The Brazilian poet Gonçalves Dias was born in Caxias. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Balneario Veneza and then get engrossed in the history at Balaiada Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Caxias trip planner.

Juiz de Fora to Caxias is an approximately 35-hour car ride. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Juiz de Fora in May: high temperatures in Caxias hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Imperatriz.
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Imperatriz — 1 day

Imperatriz is the second most populated city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): listen to music at Casa de Cultura Josue Montello, then buy something for everyone on your list at Imperial Shopping, and then stroll through Sumauma Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Imperatriz trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Caxias to Imperatriz in 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) 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.
Visit Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and Palacio La Ravardiere for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu de Arte Sacra and Centro Histórico. Step out of Sao Luis to go to Chapada das Mesas National Park and see Cocal Waterfall, which is approximately 12h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palacio dos Leoes, explore the activities along Lagoa da Jansen, examine the collection at Cultural House Josue Montello, and get engrossed in the history at Casa do Maranhao.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Luis day trip planning app.

You can drive from Imperatriz to Sao Luis in 11 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sao Luis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses and Pequenos Lencois Maranhense. We've included these beaches for you: Cabure Beach and Lencois Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Bonita e Lagoa Azul.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barreirinhas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Luis to Barreirinhas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Barreirinhas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tutoia.
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Tutoia — 2 nights

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 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Arpoador Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amor Beach. On the next day, stroll through Andreza Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pequenos Lencois Beach.

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You can drive from Barreirinhas to Tutoia in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tutoia are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santo Amaro do Maranhao.
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Santo Amaro do Maranhao — 1 night

On the 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Lagoa das Americas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa das Andorinhas. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lagoa da Esperanca and then explore the activities along Lagoa Betania.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santo Amaro do Maranhao trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tutoia to Santo Amaro do Maranhao in 3 hours. Traveling from Tutoia in June, you will find days in Santo Amaro do Maranhao are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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State of Maranhao travel guide

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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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