11 days in Tenerife Itinerary

11 days in Tenerife Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tenerife tour planner

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Playa de las Americas
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de las Vistas and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Playa de las Americas side-trips: Masca Walk (in Masca), Playa de la Tejita (in El Medano) and Playa de Abama (in Guia de Isora). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Playa El Medano, take in the awesome beauty at Los Gigantes, and kick back and relax at Playa La Arena.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Playa de las Americas trip planner.

San Cristobal de La Laguna to Playa de las Americas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Cristobal de La Laguna in October; daily highs in Playa de las Americas reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico) and Playa de las Teresitas. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Plaza Del Principe, Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife), &more), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria) and MoringaPark Tenerife (in Guimar). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bollullo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Jardin, explore the striking landscape at Punta de Teno, and don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto de la Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a 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.