6 days in Madeira Itinerary

6 days in Madeira Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Calheta
— 1 day
2
Funchal
— 5 nights

1
day
Calheta

Calheta
Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. On the 19th (Sun), learn the secrets of production at Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 25 Fontes Falls.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Calheta trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Calheta is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Calheta hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Funchal.

Things to do in Calheta

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

25 Fontes Falls
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25 Fontes Falls
25 Fontes Falls
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta ©
Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta

5
nights
Funchal

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado dos Lavradores and Madeira Tradicional. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Blandy's Wine Lodge. Take a break from Funchal with a short trip to Ponta de Sao Lourenco in Machico, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, buy something for everyone on your list at La Vie Funchal Shopping Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanická zahrada Madeira, and don't miss a visit to Forte Sao Jose.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Funchal trip planning tool.

Getting from Calheta to Funchal by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. February in Funchal sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
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Cabo Girao
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Monte Palace Madeira

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