13 days in Madeira Itinerary

13 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Fly to Madeira Airport, Drive to Porto da Cruz
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Porto da Cruz
— 1 day
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Canico
— 1 night
Drive
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Calheta
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Moniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sao Jorge
— 1 night
Drive
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Funchal
— 7 nights
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Porto da Cruz

On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio, tee off at Clube de Golf Santo da Serra, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto da Cruz trip itinerary planning tool.

Bilbao, Spain to Porto da Cruz is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bilbao in August, Porto da Cruz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canico.

Things to do in Porto da Cruz

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Canico

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): engage your brain at Museu da Baleia da Madeira and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Garajau.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Canico road trip planner.

Canico is just a stone's throw from Porto da Cruz. August in Canico sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calheta.

Things to do in Canico

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Calheta

Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along 25 Fontes Falls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Bento, and then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Calheta trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Canico to Calheta takes an hour. August in Calheta sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Calheta

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. On the 11th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Bento, then take some stellar pictures from MIradouro do Véu da Noiva, and finally explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Aquario da Madeira and then hike along Levada Ribeira de Janela.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto Moniz trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Calheta to Porto Moniz takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sao Jorge.

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Sao Jorge

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Rota da Cal, then trek along Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio, and then see the interesting displays at Sao Jorge Watermill.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sao Jorge day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Moniz to Sao Jorge takes 1.5 hours. August in Sao Jorge sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Funchal.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of the Nuns and Eira do Serrado. Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, visit Zona Velha, get a taste of the local shopping with Caravel Art Center, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sao Jorge to Funchal takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Funchal are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Madeira travel guide

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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.