9 days in Portugal Itinerary

9 days in Portugal Itinerary

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9 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Funchal, Madeira
Drive:  45​min
1
Machico
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Camara De Lobos
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Calheta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Porto Moniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Sao Vicente
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Santana
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Funchal, Madeira

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night
Machico

Machico ©
The island of Madeira's second city, Machico served as the first landing of Portuguese explorers in 1419.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pico do Arieiro. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, then trek along Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, and then identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Machico day trip planner.

Funchal to Machico is an approximately half hour car ride. April in Machico sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Camara De Lobos.

Things to do in Machico

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pico do Arieiro, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto

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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.
Levada Norte has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Levada Norte and then get outside with Eira do Serrado.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Camara De Lobos trip itinerary maker site .

Camara De Lobos is just a stone's throw from Machico. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Camara De Lobos

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Levada Norte ©
Levada Norte

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Calheta

Calheta is a municipality on the southwest coast of Madeira, Portugal. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sugar Cane Factory and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calheta road trip planning tool .

Calheta is just a stone's throw from Camara De Lobos. April in Calheta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Porto Moniz.

Things to do in Calheta

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta ©
Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta

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nights
Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz ©
Porto Moniz is a municipality in the northwest corner of the island of Madeira. To plan Porto Moniz vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Calheta to Porto Moniz in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Porto Moniz can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sao Vicente.

Things to do in Porto Moniz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Seixal, Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
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Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Seixal Natural Pool ©
Seixal Natural Pool
Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela ©
Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela

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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 21st (Sun), Head underground at Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, head outdoors with Levada Faja do Rodrigues, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Laurissilva Forest. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Good Lord Jesus, don't miss a visit to Bica Da Cana, then hike along Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Paroquial de Santa Isabel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garden of Native Plants of Madeira.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Vicente day trip planning tool .

Sao Vicente is just a short distance from Porto Moniz. In April, daily temperatures in Sao Vicente can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santana.

Things to do in Sao Vicente

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Madeira, Church of the Good Lord Jesus, Bica Da Cana
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Sao Vicente Caves ©
Sao Vicente Caves
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra ©
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

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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. On the 22nd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roseiral da Quinta do Arco, get great views at Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, and then sample the fine beverages at Engenhos do Norte. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santana Mother Church, then stroll through Levada do Rei, and then stroll through Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santana trip builder site .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santana

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Vereda do Pico Ruivo, Levada Do Rei
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Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio ©
Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio
Levada Do Rei ©
Levada Do Rei
Vereda do Pico Ruivo ©
Vereda do Pico Ruivo