12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands trip planner

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
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Tejeda, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
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Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 5 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Ermita de San Bartolome (in Aguimes) and Buceo Sur Gran Canaria (in Cruce de Arinaga). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, admire the natural beauty at Palmitos Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas online travel planner.

New York City, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tejeda.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Tejeda, Gran Canaria

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Buceo Agaete, take a peaceful walk through Tamadaba, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, then get great views at Mirador de Unamuno, and finally explore the striking landscape at Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mirador de Pinos de Galdar, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Degollada de las Palomas, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Degollada de Becerra, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico de las Nieves, and finally get great views at Mirador los Pozos de las Nieves.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tejeda trip builder tool.

You can drive from Maspalomas to Tejeda in 1.5 hours. September in Tejeda sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Tejeda

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

— 2 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): cool off at Siam Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then discover the deep blue sea with Wet Monster, and then get outside with Atsa.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje journey tool.

Travel from Tejeda to Costa Adeje in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 2 nights

City of Eternal Spring

As one of Tenerife’s oldest port cities, Puerto de la Cruz embodies a hip, island personality, while still retaining its historic fishing village charm.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): Head underground at Cueva del Viento, then examine the collection at Casa del Platano, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loro Parque.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

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Canary Islands travel guide

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Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary.