9 days in Madeira Itinerary

9 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: 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.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Slovenia, the closest major aiport is Madeira Airport. In July, daytime highs in Funchal are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, explore the fascinating underground world of Sao Vicente Caves, and then get great views at Capelinha N. S. Fatima. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira, tour the pleasant surroundings at 25 Fontes Falls, and then get outside with Levada Faja do Rodrigues.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sao Vicente day trip tool.

You can drive from Funchal to Sao Vicente in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Santana.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, 25 Fontes Falls
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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

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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. Pico Ruivo has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Santana with an excursion to Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto in Canical--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, get great views at Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, hike along Levada Caldeirao do Inferno, and make a trip to Miradouro da Portela.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santana online holiday planner.

Getting from Sao Vicente to Santana by car takes about 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) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Santana

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Canical, Machico, Madeira, Pico Ruivo, North Mills Distillary
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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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