13 days in Madeira Itinerary

13 days in Madeira Itinerary

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13 days in Madeira Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Funchal
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Camara De Lobos
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Ponta Do Sol
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
4
Calheta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Porto Moniz
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
6
Seixal
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
7
Sao Vicente
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Santana
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
9
Santo da Serra
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
10
Porto da Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Canical
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
12
Machico
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
13
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Bordeaux

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, then view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado dos Lavradores. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Botanická zahrada Madeira, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Funchal travel route planning website .

Bordeaux, France to Funchal is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Funchal, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Camara De Lobos.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Botanická zahrada Madeira ©
Botanická zahrada Madeira

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Camara De Lobos

Camara De Lobos ©
Nestled on the south-central coast of the island of Madeira, the tiny fishing village of Camara de Lobos once served as Winston Churchill's summer retreat.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns, then learn about winemaking at Barbeito Madeira, and then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Camara De Lobos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Camara De Lobos is just a stone's throw from Funchal. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ponta Do Sol.

Things to do in Camara De Lobos

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

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hours
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. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Bento.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Do Sol trip maker tool .

Ponta Do Sol is just a stone's throw from Camara De Lobos. September in Ponta Do Sol sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calheta.

Things to do in Ponta Do Sol

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ribeira Brava
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Sao Bento ©
Igreja de Sao Bento
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

3
nights
Calheta

Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trek along Levada Nova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Pedro, then visit a coastal fixture at Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calheta Beach, and then shop like a local with Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Calheta holiday builder .

Calheta is very close to Ponta Do Sol. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Calheta

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

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hours
Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz ©
Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head off the coast to Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela and then contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Moniz day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Calheta to Porto Moniz in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seixal.

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Highlights from your plan
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela ©
Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela

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hours
Seixal

Seixal ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at MIradouro do Véu da Noiva.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seixal trip itinerary maker website .

Seixal is just a stone's throw from Porto Moniz. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sao Vicente.
Highlights from your plan
MIradouro do Véu da Noiva ©
MIradouro do Véu da Noiva

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. Sao Vicente is known for nature, outdoors, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Laurissilva Forest, admire the natural beauty at Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira, get outside with Levada Faja do Rodrigues, and get great views at Capelinha N. S. Fatima.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Vicente trip planner .

Sao Vicente is just a short distance from Seixal. In September, daily temperatures in Sao Vicente can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Santana.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Madeira
Highlights from your plan
Sao Vicente Caves ©
Sao Vicente Caves
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra ©
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

1
day
Santana

Santana ©
Santana, short form for Santa Ana is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira, in Portuguese archipelago of the same name. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Levada Caldeirao Verde and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santana Mother Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santana travel tool .

Drive from Sao Vicente to Santana in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Santana are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santo da Serra.

Things to do in Santana

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Levada Caldeirao Verde ©
Levada Caldeirao Verde

few
hours
Santo da Serra

Santo da Serra ©
On the 13th (Fri), get great views at Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santo da Serra day trip planner .

Santo da Serra is very close to Santana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porto da Cruz.
Highlights from your plan
Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio ©
Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio

2
nights
Porto da Cruz

Porto da Cruz ©
On the 14th (Sat), engage your brain at Museu Engenho Velho, then sample the fine beverages at Engenhos do Norte, then sample the fine beverages at North Mills Distillary, and finally hike along Vereda Do Larano.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto da Cruz trip itinerary builder app .

Porto da Cruz is very close to Santo da Serra. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canical.

Things to do in Porto da Cruz

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vereda Do Larano ©
Vereda Do Larano
Museu Engenho Velho ©
Museu Engenho Velho
North Mills Distillary ©
North Mills Distillary

few
hours
Canical

Canical
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Canical trip itinerary builder app .

Canical is very close to Porto da Cruz. In September, daytime highs in Canical are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toMachico.

Things to do in Canical

Outdoors Tours Parks

few
hours
Machico

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Miradouro da Portela, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, and then look for gifts at Alberto's Store.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Machico trip builder site .

Machico is just a stone's throw from Canical. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Machico

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Alberto's Store ©
Alberto's Store
Miradouro da Portela ©
Miradouro da Portela

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz is a municipality, a parish and a city in the eastern part of the island of Madeira. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Municipal Market of Santa Cruz and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Salvador Church.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online trip builder .

Santa Cruz is very close to Machico. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sao Salvador Church ©
Sao Salvador Church

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