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Funchal, Madeira
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Funchal, Madeira — 8 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia de Machico and Climbing Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Levada Caldeirao Verde and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Levada Nova (in Prazeres) and Canical (Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Museu da Baleia da Madeira, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Palheiro Gardens , take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Nuns, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and have fun and explore at 3d Fun Art Museum.

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Durham, USA to Funchal is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Funchal, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durham in March since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.
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