38 days in Madeira Itinerary

38 days in Madeira Itinerary

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38 days in Madeira Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Funchal
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Camara De Lobos
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Estreito de Camara de Lobos
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Ponta Do Sol
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Calheta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Canico
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
Santo da Serra
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Machico
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Canical
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Porto da Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Santana
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
13
Ponta Delgada
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
14
Sao Vicente
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Seixal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Porto Moniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
17
Ribeira Brava
— 2 nights
18
Ribeira Brava
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos. Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Presidential Palace Garden, contemplate the long history of Jesuits' College of Funchal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Se, and take in the pleasant sights at Santa Maria Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Funchal tour planner .

Birmingham, UK to Funchal is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, Funchal is a bit warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Camara De Lobos.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pico Ruivo
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Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Pico Ruivo ©
Pico Ruivo
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Camara De Lobos

Camara De Lobos ©
Nestled on the south-central coast of the island of Madeira, the tiny fishing village of Camara de Lobos once served as Winston Churchill's summer retreat.
On the 9th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Barbeito Madeira. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Miradouro da Boca dos Namorados, see the interesting displays at MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira, do a tasting at Henriques & Henriques, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Sebastiao Church, then go for a walk through Capella de nossa Senhora da Conceicao., and finally trek along Levada Norte.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Camara De Lobos road trip site .

Camara De Lobos is very close to Funchal. September in Camara De Lobos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Estreito de Camara de Lobos.

Things to do in Camara De Lobos

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Levada Norte ©
Levada Norte
MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira ©
MIM - Museu de Imprensa Madeira
Miradouro da Boca dos Namorados ©
Miradouro da Boca dos Namorados

1
night
Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Estreito de Camara de Lobos ©
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Estreito de Camara de Lobos route maker tool .

Estreito de Camara de Lobos is just a short distance from Camara De Lobos. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Ponta Do Sol.
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Faja dos Padres ©
Faja dos Padres

1
night
Ponta Do Sol

Ponta Do Sol ©
Ponta do Sol is a municipality in the southwestern coast of the island of Madeira, in the archipelago of Madeira. On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bica Da Cana.

Planning Ponta Do Sol trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Ponta Do Sol is just a short distance from Estreito de Camara de Lobos. In September, daily temperatures in Ponta Do Sol can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Calheta.

Things to do in Ponta Do Sol

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bica Da Cana ©
Bica Da Cana

2
nights
Calheta

Calheta ©
Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): shop like a local with Casa das Mudas Arts Center. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, then hike along Vereda da Garganta Funda, and finally trek along Levada do Risco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Calheta trip itinerary site .

Calheta is just a short distance from Ponta Do Sol. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Canico.

Things to do in Calheta

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Levada do Alecrim
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Levada do Alecrim ©
Levada do Alecrim
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse ©
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Calheta Beach ©
Calheta Beach

1
night
Canico

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canico trip planner .

Traveling by car from Calheta to Canico takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Canico

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz is a municipality, a parish and a city in the eastern part of the island of Madeira. To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz road trip planning website .

Santa Cruz is just a short distance from Canico. In September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santo da Serra.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites
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Focusnatura ©
Focusnatura
Sao Salvador Church ©
Sao Salvador Church

1
night
Santo da Serra

Santo da Serra
To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo da Serra road trip planning site .

Santo da Serra is just a short distance from Santa Cruz. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Machico.

Things to do in Santo da Serra

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Machico

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miradouro da Portela and Santo da Serra Golf Club.

Start your trip to Machico by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Machico is just a short distance from Santo da Serra. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Canical on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Machico

Golf Outdoors
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Clube de Golf Santo da Serra ©
Clube de Golf Santo da Serra
Miradouro da Portela ©
Miradouro da Portela

2
nights
Canical

Canical ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santana Mother Church, find something for the whole family at Madeira Theme Park, and then hike along Levada Caldeirao do Inferno.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Canical trip itinerary planning website .

Canical is very close to Machico. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Porto da Cruz on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Canical

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Santana
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Parque Tematico da Madeira ©
Parque Tematico da Madeira

2
nights
Porto da Cruz

Porto da Cruz ©
On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porto da Cruz day trip planning tool .

Porto da Cruz is just a stone's throw from Canical. In September in Porto da Cruz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Santana on the 25th (Tue).
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Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio ©
Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio

2
nights
Santana

Santana ©
Santana, short form for Santa Ana is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira, in Portuguese archipelago of the same name. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu Familia Texeira e de Caires, trek along Levada do Furado, then see the interesting displays at Sao Jorge Watermill, and finally steep yourself in history at Santana.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santana itinerary builder site .

Santana is just a short distance from Porto da Cruz. In September in Santana, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Ponta Delgada on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Santana

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Madeira, Sao Jorge Watermill
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Levada do Furado ©
Levada do Furado
Sao Jorge Watermill ©
Sao Jorge Watermill
Museu Familia Texeira e de Caires ©
Museu Familia Texeira e de Caires

2
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roseiral da Quinta do Arco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santana to Ponta Delgada takes an hour. September in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Sao Vicente on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks

Side Trip

Roseiral da Quinta do Arco
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Roseiral da Quinta do Arco ©
Roseiral da Quinta do Arco

2
nights
Sao Vicente

Sao Vicente ©
São Vicente is a municipality along the north-west coast of the island of Madeira.HistoryThe first human visitors to São Vicente appeared in the middle of the 15th century, colonizing the area much later than the settlers in the southern part of the island, owing to its fertility. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurissilva Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sao Vicente trip itinerary app .

Sao Vicente is very close to Ponta Delgada. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Seixal on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Madeira
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Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra ©
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest

2
nights
Seixal

Seixal
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seixal online day trip planner .

Seixal is just a stone's throw from Sao Vicente. In October in Seixal, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Seixal

Outdoors Parks Trails
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2
nights
Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz
Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Porto Moniz trip planner .

Porto Moniz is very close to Seixal. In October in Porto Moniz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Ribeira Brava on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
Ribeira Brava

Ribeira Brava ©
Ribeira Brava is a municipality on the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Madeira. To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ribeira Brava holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Porto Moniz to Ribeira Brava takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Ribeira Brava are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Ribeira Brava on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Ribeira Brava

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum
Igreja de Sao Bento ©
Igreja de Sao Bento

1
night
Ribeira Brava

Ribeira Brava
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ribeira Brava travel route planning website .

On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ribeira Brava

Outdoors Parks Tours
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