16 days in Madeira & Vila Real de Santo Antonio Itinerary

16 days in Madeira & Vila Real de Santo Antonio Itinerary

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16 days in Madeira & Vila Real de Santo Antonio Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  34 h
1
Funchal
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Sydney

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical), Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, see Off-Road Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Caravel Art Center.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Funchal trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Funchal is an approximately 34- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Funchal is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Funchal hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vila Real de Santo Antonio.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Camara De Lobos, Madeira, Machico, Pico Ruivo, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Vila Real de Santo Antonio ©
Vila Real de Santo António is a city, civil parish, and municipality in the Algarve, Portugal. Step out of Vila Real de Santo Antonio with an excursion to Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo in Alcoutim--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Caramelo Beach Club, make a trip to Praca Marques de Pombal, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Verde, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Castro Marim.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vila Real de Santo Antonio tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Funchal to Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Cacela, Castro Marim, Altura, Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Caramelo Beach Club ©
Caramelo Beach Club
Praia Verde ©
Praia Verde
Praia de Monte Gordo ©
Praia de Monte Gordo

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