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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa de Abama. Get out of town with these interesting Playa de las Americas side-trips: Playa de la Tejita (in El Medano), Masca Walk (in Masca) and Los Gigantes (in Santiago del Teide). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Vistas, stroll through Playa de Fanabe, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Parque Santiago 3.

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 Orotava Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Plaza Del Principe, Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife), &more), MoringaPark Tenerife (in Guimar) and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bollullo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Jardin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Las Montanas de Anaga.

Plan my day in Puerto de la Cruz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can 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.