5 days in Madeira Itinerary

5 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Funchal
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Funchal

— 4 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.
Visit Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Caravel Art Center and MA Gallery. When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto in Canical, approximately Canical away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, take an exotic tour of Safari Madeira Island, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip planning website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Funchal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Dusseldorf in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.