13 days in Madeira Itinerary

13 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Funchal
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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 Valley of the Nuns and Praia de Garajau. Get a sense of the local culture at Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal and Frederico de Freitas Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Galeria dos Prazeres (in Prazeres), Ribeira Brava (Igreja de Sao Bento & Ethnographic Museum) and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (in Ponta do Pargo). There's lots more to do: stroll through 25 Fontes Falls, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and admire the masterpieces at Relicious Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal 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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Riga in March: high temperatures in Funchal hover around 22°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough 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.