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A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city. Madeira Islands is in Portugal. Make the most of your holiday in Madeira Islands by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Portugal trip planner.
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15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM MALTA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Funchal BY A USER FROM DENMARK March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Madeira BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium