17 days in Madeira Itinerary

17 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Madeira Airport, Drive to Sao Jorge
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Sao Jorge
— 1 day
Drive
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Canico
— 3 nights
Drive
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Funchal
— 9 nights
Drive
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Calheta
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Moniz
— 2 nights
Drive to Madeira Airport, Fly to Vilnius

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Sao Jorge

— 1 day
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Levada Caldeirao Verde and then hike along Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sao Jorge trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Sao Jorge is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vilnius to Sao Jorge, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in December, things will get warmer in Sao Jorge: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canico.

Things to do in Sao Jorge

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Canico

— 3 nights
Canico is known for wildlife and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, kick back and relax at Praia de Garajau, head outdoors with Praia de Machico, and make a trip to Art Point - Atelier Colaborativo de Artes.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canico trip planning website.

Drive from Sao Jorge to Canico in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Funchal.

Things to do in Canico

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Funchal

— 9 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.
Funchal is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Funchal online day trip planner.

Funchal is just a stone's throw from Canico. December in Funchal sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Calheta.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 27:

Calheta

— 1 night
Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): trek along 25 Fontes Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Bento, and then make a trip to Bica Da Cana.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Calheta trip planner.

Getting from Funchal to Calheta by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Calheta are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Calheta

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Porto Moniz

— 2 nights
Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest, Head underground at Sao Vicente Caves, and then take some stellar pictures from MIradouro do Véu da Noiva. On your second day here, explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquario da Madeira, and then get your game on at Mini Eco Club.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto Moniz driving holiday planner.

Getting from Calheta to Porto Moniz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Porto Moniz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.