1 day in Madeira Itinerary

1 day in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Madeira Airport, Drive to Sao Vicente
Sao Vicente
— 1 day
Drive to Madeira Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport)


Sao Vicente

— 1 day
São Vicente is a municipality along the north-west coast of the island of Madeira.HistoryThe first human visitors to São Vicente appeared in the middle of the 15th century, colonizing the area much later than the settlers in the southern part of the island, owing to its fertility. Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, hike along Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Vicente trip planner.

Lisbon to Sao Vicente is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in November: high temperatures in Sao Vicente hover around 25°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Madeira travel guide

Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.