5 days in Madeira Itinerary

5 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Funchal
Drive
2
Porto Moniz
— 1 night
Drive
3
Santana
— 1 night
Drive
4
Calheta
— 1 night
Drive
5
Curral das Freiras
Drive
6
Funchal
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Reis Magos and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

Lisbon to Funchal is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Funchal are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Moniz.
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Porto Moniz — 1 night

Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, then get great views at Eira da Achada Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seixal Natural Pool.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto Moniz journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Funchal to Porto Moniz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Porto Moniz sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Santana.
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Santana — 1 night

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. On the 16th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Parque Tematico da Madeira, don't miss a visit to Levada Caldeirao Verde, then trek along Levada Caldeirao do Inferno, and finally contemplate the long history of Santana.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Porto Moniz to Santana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calheta.
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Calheta — 1 night

Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 25 Fontes Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Calheta planning website.

Drive from Santana to Calheta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Curral das Freiras.
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Curral das Freiras

Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Curral das Freiras online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Calheta to Curral das Freiras takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Funchal.
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Funchal — 1 night

On the 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Funchal road trip planning app.

Funchal is just a short distance from Curral das Freiras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Madeira travel guide

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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.
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