183
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating

Funchal trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Portugal  /  Madeira Islands  /  Madeira  /  Funchal

Funchal

4
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. Named for its plethora of fennel, this city incorporates restaurants, museums, cathedrals, gardens, and a large market. Though it may be most well known as the birthplace of famed soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, this city's wealth came from Madeiran sugar. Tourists enjoy local crafts and wines, chatting with friendly islanders, and the ease with which they can navigate the city on foot or via taxi. Funchal is in Madeira. Use our Portugal road trip app to plan your trip to Funchal and other destinations in Portugal.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Funchal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
View more tours

Popular things to do in Funchal

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
3.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Funchal

4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Funchal

4.9
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Wildlife in Funchal

View all >
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.0
Duration: 8​h

Museums in Funchal

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Tours in Funchal

View all >
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 8​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Where to stay in Funchal

Funchal's array of accommodation presents an interesting conundrum, as many of the upscale hotels and budget options lie outside the city center. If you opt to stay there, you'll need transportation in order to best explore the city. Luxury hotels touting outdoor pools, spas, exclusive restaurants, and other amenities certainly dazzle with their locations along the coast. To get a taste of authentic Madeira culture and history, try staying at one of the
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Funchal

8 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Ireland & Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Funchal & Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Madeira & Marrakech BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans