13 days in Madeira Itinerary

13 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Funchal

— 11 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal and Valley of the Nuns. Get a sense of the local culture at Frederico de Freitas Museum and Holy Trinity Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Galeria dos Prazeres (in Prazeres), Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (in Ponta do Pargo) and Ribeira Brava (Igreja de Sao Bento & Ethnographic Museum). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Garajau, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, engage your brain at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, and see the interesting displays at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Funchal road trip tool.

Riga, Latvia to Funchal is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riga to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in March, with highs in Funchal at 22°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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Madeira travel guide

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Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.