©

Machico trip planner

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

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Machico

Trip Planner Europe  /  Portugal  /  Madeira Islands  /  Madeira  /  Machico
(4.6/5 based on 1,800+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: wildlife areas, golf, sightseeing
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419. Despite this historical fact, many residents believe the town dates back to 1346, when two star-crossed English lovers settled and died here after escaping their disapproving families back home. A Manueline church located in the center of Machico allegedly sits directly above the ill-fated couple's tomb. Made for sightseeing on foot, the town is also the island's main transportation hub, its high-capacity freeways connecting the eastern coastline to the capital Funchal and beyond. Begin your tour at Machico's 18th-century fort, erected to defend the town from frequent pirate attacks and now housing a tourist office. Use our Portugal family vacation planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Machico.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Machico

  • 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.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Machico:
Parks, nature, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, scenic drive
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, water activities, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, beaches
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Machico

5 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM MALTA May, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Madeira BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Portugal BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Community of Madrid & Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM GREECE November, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News