8 days in Porto, Madeira Islands & Lisbon Itinerary

8 days in Porto, Madeira Islands & Lisbon Itinerary

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Porto
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Funchal, Madeira
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Lisbon
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Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Livraria Lello, then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary maker tool.

Malaga, Spain to Porto is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Malaga in October, expect Porto to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Funchal, Madeira

— 2 nights
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.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Madeira Island and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Funchal road trip tool.

You can fly from Porto to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Funchal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in October, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
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.