6 days in Funchal & Sao Vicente Itinerary

6 days in Funchal & Sao Vicente Itinerary

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6 days in Funchal & Sao Vicente Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Funchal
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Sao Vicente
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Prague

2
nights
Funchal

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 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanická zahrada Madeira.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Funchal trip itinerary planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Funchal is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Prague in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Funchal, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Botanická zahrada Madeira ©
Botanická zahrada Madeira

3
nights
Sao Vicente

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. Sao Vicente is known for nature, outdoors, parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, trek along Levada Ribeira de Janela, head outdoors with Levada Faja do Rodrigues, and delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sao Vicente trip maker .

You can drive from Funchal to Sao Vicente in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sao Vicente can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Moniz, Madeira, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Highlights from your plan
Sao Vicente Caves ©
Sao Vicente Caves
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest

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