7 days in Madeira Itinerary

7 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira travel planner

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Funchal
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Funchal

— 6 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.
Visiting Cabo Girao and Safari Madeira Island will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Igreja Do Senhor Bom Jesus (in Ponta Delgada), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel (in Sao Vicente). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, examine the collection at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu, and get a dose of the wild on Madeira Mountain Expeditions.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Funchal driving holiday planning website.

Krakow, Poland to Funchal is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Funchal due to the time zone difference. In January, Funchal is much hotter than Krakow - with highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.