9 days in Madeira Itinerary

9 days in Madeira Itinerary

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9 days in Madeira Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Funchal
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Cape Town

6
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.
Visit Blandy's Wine Lodge and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Caravel Art Center and Monte Palace Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Church of Sao Pedro (in Ponta do Pargo), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, make a trip to Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, take a peaceful walk through Laurissilva Forest, and see the interesting displays at Madeira Optics Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Funchal trip itinerary tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Funchal is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Funchal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Madeira, Calheta, Sao Salvador Church, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Cabo Girao
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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