2 days in Madeira Itinerary

2 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Funchal
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Funchal
— Few hours
Drive
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Sao Vicente
— 1 night
Drive to Madeira Airport, Fly to Bournemouth Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at The Camara de Lobos promenade and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal journey planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Funchal is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bournemouth in November, expect nights in Funchal to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Vicente trip website.

Getting from Funchal to Sao Vicente by car takes about an hour. In November in Sao Vicente, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Historic Sites

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.