16 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

16 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Funchal, Madeira
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Porto Santo Island
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Calgary

9
nights
Funchal, Madeira

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Levada do Moinho (in Ponta Do Sol), Canical (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto & Prainha do Canical) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary maker app.

Calgary, Canada to Funchal is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 7 hours. While traveling from Calgary, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto Santo Island.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Madeira, Santa Cruz, Canico, Canical
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Off-Road Tours
Botanická zahrada Madeira ©
Botanická zahrada Madeira

5
nights
Porto Santo Island

Porto Santo Island is known for wildlife, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Praia do Porto Santo, get great views at Portela Viewpoint, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Quinta das Palmeiras, and head outdoors with Centro Hipico do Porto Santo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Santo Island road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Funchal to Porto Santo Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Santo Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Porto Santo ©
Praia do Porto Santo
Portela Viewpoint ©
Portela Viewpoint