12 days in Madeira & Riga Itinerary

12 days in Madeira & Riga Itinerary

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12 days in Madeira & Riga Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Funchal, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
End: Riga, Latvia

6
nights
Funchal, Portugal

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Garden of Native Plants of Madeira (in Sao Vicente). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Workers' Market (Mercado dos Lavradores), take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Catarina Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Funchal tour itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Funchal is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Funchal is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Funchal, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Funchal

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Pico Ruivo, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Laurissilva Forest
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Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

4
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Head to Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Galerija Centrsfor plenty of shopping. On the 24th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Jurmala Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, browse the exhibits of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip maker site .

Fly from Funchal to Riga in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Funchal to Riga. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Funchal in July, with highs in Riga at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)

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