11 days in Tenerife Itinerary

11 days in Tenerife Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tenerife holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Playa de las Americas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto de la Cruz
— 6 nights
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Playa de las Americas

— 4 nights

Party Capital of Tenerife

Known around the world as a hotspot for beach life and vibrant night culture, Playa de las Américas remains one of the most-visited vacation resorts in the Canary Islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa La Arena and Playa de la Tejita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa de las Americas: Playa de Abama (in Guia de Isora), Los Gigantes (in Santiago del Teide) and Masca Walk (in Masca). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa El Medano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Juan, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Parque Santiago 3, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Tenerife Monkey Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Playa de las Americas trip planning website.

San Cristobal de La Laguna to Playa de las Americas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, Playa de las Americas is a bit warmer than San Cristobal de La Laguna - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico) and Playa El Bollullo. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto de la Cruz: MoringaPark Tenerife (in Guimar), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Plaza Del Principe, Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife), &more) and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Orotava Valley, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Orquideas de Sitio Litre, take in the awesome beauty at Las Montanas de Anaga, and kick back and relax at Piscinas Naturales El Caleton.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto de la Cruz trip planner.

Getting from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tenerife travel guide

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Water Parks · Beaches · Aquariums
Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With its abundance of sun-warmed beaches, deep gorges, dramatic cliffs, dense forests, and lush valleys filled with thriving banana plantations, the island offers an impressive variety of things to do: snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and cycling. You can even spelunk in the island’s volcanic caves and tunnels, among the largest in the world. Tenerife is also known for its nightlife, attracting thousands of weekend revelers from nearby European countries. The island is highly urbanized, though there are still pockets where visitors can enjoy the distinctive local culture and sightseeing at a slower pace.