11 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

11 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
— 1 night
Drive
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Artenara, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 night
Fly

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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

— 1 night
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Playa Blanca online trip planner.

Paris, France to Playa Blanca is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Playa Blanca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Artenara.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Artenara, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights
Artenara is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Rural del Nublo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Balcon, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Matias.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Artenara holiday planning app.

Getting from Playa Blanca to Artenara by car takes about 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Artenara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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: San Bartolome de Tirajana (Mirador de La Orilla & Idolo de Tirajana), Tejeda (Mirador Degollada de Becerra & Roque Bentayga) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ermita de San Pedro Gonzales Telmo, Las Canteras Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, get outside with Outdoor Activities, experience rural life at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Fernando.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip maker.

You can drive from Artenara to Maspalomas in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet the residents at Loro Parque.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz travel route planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Puerto de la Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Canary Islands travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Water Parks · Nightlife
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.