8 days in Tenerife, Gran Canaria & Lanzarote Itinerary

8 days in Tenerife, Gran Canaria & Lanzarote Itinerary

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8 days in Tenerife, Gran Canaria & Lanzarote Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Puerto de la Cruz
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Puerto Del Carmen
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
Puerto de la Cruz

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Charco del Viento, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Loro Parque, and then walk around Plaza Victor Perez.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Puerto de la Cruz is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Puerto de la Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Charco del Viento
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Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque
Plaza Victor Perez ©
Plaza Victor Perez

4
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Get some cultural insight at Vegueta and Bodega Los Lirios. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino and Catedral de Santa Ana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Faro de Arinaga (in Arinaga) and Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (in Ingenio). There's still lots to do: stroll through Las Canteras Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Recreativa de La Laguna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and steep yourself in history at Casco Historico de Arucas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip planner .

You can fly from Puerto de la Cruz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Valleseco, Teror, Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Guachinche Vina Cantera
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape at Timanfaya National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dorada Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa Jose Saramago and then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Del Carmen trip maker site .

You can fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Puerto Del Carmen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Casa Jose Saramago, Timanfaya Nationalpark, Playa Dorada Beach, Fundacion Cesar Manrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

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