15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Canical, Madeira
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Funchal, Madeira
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Porto Santo Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Canical, Madeira

Canical ©
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Madeira Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Levada Caldeirao Verde and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canical trip website .

Seattle, USA to Canical is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Canical due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Canical to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Canical

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Machico, Levada Caldeirao Verde, Pico Ruivo
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Museu da Baleia da Madeira ©
Museu da Baleia da Madeira
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo

7
nights
Funchal, Madeira

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Valley of the Nuns. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and 25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponta do Pargo (Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse & Church of Sao Pedro). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Santa Clara Monastery, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Funchal tour planner .

Funchal is just a short distance from Canical. In September in Funchal, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto Santo Island.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Calheta, Madeira, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns

3
nights
Porto Santo Island

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Quinta das Palmeiras. Escape the urban bustle at Pico Castelo Viewpoint and Porto as Salemas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Porto Santo Island day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Funchal to Porto Santo Island in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Porto Santo Island are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Santo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pico de Ana Ferreira ©
Pico de Ana Ferreira
Porto as Salemas ©
Porto as Salemas

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