15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Madeira Islands Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Porto Santo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
Funchal, Madeira
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

Porto Santo Island

Attractions like Ponta da Calheta and Quinta das Palmeiras make great kid-friendly stops.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Santo Island road trip planning site .

Charlotte, USA to Porto Santo Island is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for little chillier days in Porto Santo Island, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto Santo Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta das Palmeiras ©
Quinta das Palmeiras
Praia do Porto Santo ©
Praia do Porto Santo

Funchal, Madeira

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.
Attractions like Faja Do Rancho Beach and Calheta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Funchal: Ponta do Pargo (Miradouro do Fio, Vereda da Faja Grande, & more), Prainha do Canical (in Canical) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, kick back and relax at Praia de Garajau, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Ruivo, and examine the collection at Museu Engenho Velho.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Funchal itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Porto Santo Island to Funchal in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calheta, Camara De Lobos, Canical, Sao Salvador Church, Praia de Garajau
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Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Faja Do Rancho Beach ©
Faja Do Rancho Beach
Museu da Baleia da Madeira ©
Museu da Baleia da Madeira