4 days in Madeira Itinerary

4 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira trip itinerary planner

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Funchal
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Funchal

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Santa Clara Convent. Step off the beaten path and head to Safari Madeira Island and Valley of the Nuns. Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Madeira Paragliding in Arco da Calheta, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, head outdoors with Eira do Serrado, and trek along 25 Fontes Falls.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Funchal vacation builder tool.

Lisbon to Funchal is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in February, with lows around 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Madeira travel guide

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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.