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

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: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico), Levada do Moinho (in Ponta Do Sol) and Canical (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto & Prainha do Canical). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and explore by horseback at Quinta do Riacho.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary maker app.

Calgary, Canada to Funchal is an approximately 20-hour 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, Santa Cruz, Machico, Madeira, Canico
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Off-Road Tours

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 find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Santo Island road trip planning site.

You can fly 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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Praia do Porto Santo ©
Praia do Porto Santo
Portela Viewpoint ©
Portela Viewpoint