9 days in Madeira Itinerary

9 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira travel planner

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Funchal

— 8 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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and 25 Fontes Falls. Get some cultural insight at Madeira Film Experience and Frederico de Freitas Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Capelinha N. S. Fatima (in Sao Vicente), Ponta do Pargo (Church of Sao Pedro, Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, &more) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Eira do Serrado, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Nuns, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Funchal route planner.

London, UK to Funchal is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from London in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.