10 days in Madeira & Sao Miguel Itinerary

10 days in Madeira & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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10 days in Madeira & Sao Miguel Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h
1
Funchal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Ponta Delgada
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Boston


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3
nights
Funchal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You've added Levada Caldeirao Verde, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Praia de Machico, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Cabo Girao and 25 Fontes Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta Do Sol (Cais da Ponta do Sol, Ponta do Sol Beach, & more). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Funchal travel planning app .

Boston, USA to Funchal is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Funchal is 5 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madeira, Ponta Do Sol, Machico, Capelinha N. S. Fatima, Pico Ruivo
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Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Botanická zahrada Madeira ©
Botanická zahrada Madeira

5
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Praia do Lombo Gordo, Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, Farol Ponta do Arnel, and other attractions. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeiras Vulcânicas. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Parque Terra Nostra, & more) and Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Funchal in November, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Nordeste
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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