9 days in Madeira & Ponta Delgada Itinerary

9 days in Madeira & Ponta Delgada Itinerary

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Funchal
— 5 nights
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Ponta Delgada
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Faja Do Rancho Beach and Praia de Garajau. Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Arieiro and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. When in Funchal, make a side trip to see Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto in Canical, approximately Canical away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, examine the collection at Madeira Optics Museum, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, and try to win big at Escapada Dos Cavaleiros.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Funchal sightseeing planner.

Lisbon to Funchal is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Funchal, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Canical, Praia de Garajau, Escapada Dos Cavaleiros, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao

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nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Visit Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Santana Astronomical Observatory and Arco 8. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Calhau D'Areia (in Ribeira Grande) and Furnas Golf Course (in Furnas). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and take in the awesome beauty at Viewpoint of the Ridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Getting from Funchal to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Funchal in April, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Santana Astronomical Observatory
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Arco 8 ©
Arco 8
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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