22 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

22 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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22 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Artenara, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Change things up with a short trip to Los Gigantes in Santiago del Teide (about 44 minutes away).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Costa Adeje online route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Costa Adeje is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in October since evenings lows in Costa Adeje dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Los Cristianos, Adeje, Los Gigantes
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Siam Park ©
Siam Park
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Mount Teide ©
Mount Teide

3
nights
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto de la Cruz side-trips: Icod de los Vinos (ARTlandya & Cueva del Viento), Charco del Viento (in La Guancha) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Playa de las Teresitas, Parque Rural de Anaga, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Loro Parque, head outdoors with Lucha de Arqueros, and stroll around Plaza Victor Perez.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto de la Cruz trip maker .

You can drive from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Icod de los Vinos, Lucha de Arqueros, Charco del Viento
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Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque
Finca Canarias Aloe Vera ©
Finca Canarias Aloe Vera
ARTlandya ©
ARTlandya

8
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (El Antojito. Chocolates y mas delicias, Las Canteras Beach, & more) and Playa del Burrero (in Ingenio). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, have some family-friendly fun at Minigolf Atlantico, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Artenara.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Reserva Natural El Cabron, Playa de Amadores, Mirador del Guriete
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

4
nights
Artenara, Gran Canaria

Artenara
Venture out of the city with trips to CanEducAm - Patrimonio y Sostenibilidad (in Telde) and Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Artenara day trip tool .

Drive from Maspalomas to Artenara in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Artenara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Agaete, Valleseco, Vega de San Mateo, Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar, CanEducAm - Patrimonio y Sostenibilidad
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Playa de la Aldea ©
Playa de la Aldea
Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete ©
Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete

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