12 days in Madeira Itinerary

12 days in Madeira Itinerary

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12 days in Madeira Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h
1
Funchal
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Ponta Do Sol
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Sao Vicente
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: London

4
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.
Pico do Arieiro has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Ponta de Sao Lourenco in Machico (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado dos Lavradores.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Funchal trip website .

London, UK to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Funchal reach 22°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ponta Do Sol.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Pico Ruivo, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Sao Salvador Church
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao

3
nights
Ponta Do Sol

Ponta Do Sol ©
Ponta do Sol is a municipality in the southwestern coast of the island of Madeira, in the archipelago of Madeira. Levada do Paul da Serra has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: trek along 25 Fontes Falls, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta do Sol Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bica Da Cana.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Do Sol travel itinerary planner .

Ponta Do Sol is very close to Funchal. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Ponta Do Sol

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ribeira Brava, Madeira
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Levada do Paul da Serra ©
Levada do Paul da Serra
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Bica Da Cana ©
Bica Da Cana

4
nights
Sao Vicente

Sao Vicente ©
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. Step out of Sao Vicente with an excursion to Levada Do Rei in Sao Jorge--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, trek along Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Beira da Quinta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capelinha N. S. Fatima.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sao Vicente travel planning tool .

Sao Vicente is very close to Ponta Do Sol. In March in Sao Vicente, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Madeira, Porto Moniz, Seixal, Levada Do Rei, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
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Sao Vicente Caves ©
Sao Vicente Caves
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Levada Do Rei ©
Levada Do Rei

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