5 days in Madeira Itinerary

5 days in Madeira Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira planner
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Fly
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Funchal
Drive
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Porto Moniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Santana
— 1 night
Drive
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Calheta
— 1 night
Drive
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Curral das Freiras
Drive
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Funchal
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Reis Magos and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal trip itinerary app.

Lisbon to Funchal is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Funchal are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, take some stellar pictures from Eira da Achada Lookout, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seixal Natural Pool.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Moniz road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Funchal to Porto Moniz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Porto Moniz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Parque Tematico da Madeira, make a trip to Levada Caldeirao Verde, then trek along Levada Caldeirao do Inferno, and finally contemplate the long history of Santana.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santana tour builder.

You can drive from Porto Moniz to Santana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Santana sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum and then stroll through 25 Fontes Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Calheta attractions app.

Traveling by car from Santana to Calheta takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Calheta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Curral das Freiras.
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Curral das Freiras

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Curral das Freiras vacation tool.

Drive from Calheta to Curral das Freiras in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Funchal.
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Funchal — 1 night

On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal journey maker app.

Funchal is just a stone's throw from Curral das Freiras. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough 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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