9 days in Madeira Itinerary

9 days in Madeira Itinerary

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9 days in Madeira Itinerary

Start: Funchal
1
Funchal
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Sao Vicente
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Santana
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Funchal

3
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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, learn more about the world around you at Monte Palace Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Funchal day trip site .

If you are flying in from Slovenia, the closest major airport is Madeira Airport. July in Funchal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santana.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Cabo Girao
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Botanická zahrada Madeira ©
Botanická zahrada Madeira

2
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. On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Head underground at Sao Vicente Caves, and then get great views at Capelinha N. S. Fatima. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira, trek along 25 Fontes Falls, and then head outdoors with Levada Faja do Rodrigues.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Vicente travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Funchal to Sao Vicente in an hour. July in Sao Vicente sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santana.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

25 Fontes Falls, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Sao Vicente Caves ©
Sao Vicente Caves
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls

3
nights
Santana

Santana ©
Santana, short form for Santa Ana is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira, in Portuguese archipelago of the same name. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pico Ruivo. Change things up with a short trip to Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto in Canical (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prainha do Canical, sample the fine beverages at North Mills Distillary, and make a trip to Levada Caldeirao Verde.

Plan my day in Santana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sao Vicente to Santana in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santana

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Canical, Machico, Madeira, North Mills Distillary, Pico Ruivo
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Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Levada Caldeirao Verde ©
Levada Caldeirao Verde

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