8 days in Gran Canaria Itinerary

8 days in Gran Canaria Itinerary

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8 days in Gran Canaria Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Maspalomas
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Meloneras
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Artenara
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

4
nights
Maspalomas

Maspalomas ©
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: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Casa de Colon, Casa del Perfume Canario, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas, and enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas trip planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Maspalomas is an approximately 8-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Meloneras.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cocodrilo Park Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan, Anfi Beach
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Palmitos Park ©
Palmitos Park
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

1
night
Meloneras

Meloneras ©
On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pasito Blanco, browse the different shops at Boulevard El Faro, and then look for gifts at The Mint Company.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Meloneras itinerary builder tool .

Meloneras is very close to Maspalomas. In June, daytime highs in Meloneras are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Artenara.

Things to do in Meloneras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Pasito Blanco
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The Mint Company ©
The Mint Company
Boulevard El Faro ©
Boulevard El Faro

2
nights
Artenara

Artenara ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roque Nublo, take some stellar pictures from Pico de las Nieves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, then stop by MANJARES ISLENOS, then take a stroll through Calle Real de la Plaza, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa de la Aldea, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Unamuno.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Artenara road trip planner .

You can drive from Meloneras to Artenara in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Artenara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Teror, Gran Canaria, Mirador del Balcon, Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar, Playa de la Aldea
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Playa de la Aldea ©
Playa de la Aldea
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Mirador del Balcon ©
Mirador del Balcon

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