29 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

29 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madeira Islands visit planner
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Porto Santo Island
— 6 nights
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Achadas da Cruz
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Madeira
— 20 nights
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Porto Santo Island — 6 nights

Porto Santo Island is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Portela Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Zimbralinho Beach, and get outside with Centro Hipico do Porto Santo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto Santo Island trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Porto Santo Island is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In December, Porto Santo Island is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Achadas da Cruz.
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Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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Achadas da Cruz — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Vereda da Ladeira.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Achadas da Cruz trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porto Santo Island to Achadas da Cruz. In December, daytime highs in Achadas da Cruz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Funchal on the 24th (Sat).
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Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Funchal, Madeira — 20 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pearl of the Atlantic Madeira as well as Madeira Mandolin Orchestra. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Capelinha N. S. Fatima (in Sao Vicente), Porto Moniz (Piscinas Naturais Velhas & Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools) and Igreja Do Senhor Bom Jesus (in Ponta Delgada). Spend the 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your senses at Madeira Sidecar Tours, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Funchal tour website.

Getting from Achadas da Cruz to Funchal by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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