12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands tour planner

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Drive to Tenerife Norte Airport, Fly to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

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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.
Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Mirador de La Orilla (in San Bartolome de Tirajana) and Plaza Del Rosario (in Aguimes). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Canary Diving Adventures, test your problem-solving skills at Fox in a Box Gran Canaria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, and experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

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Gaborone, Botswana to Maspalomas is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaborone to Maspalomas is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Gaborone in April, you will find days in Maspalomas are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto de la Cruz: Mirador de la Centinela (in San Miguel de Abona), ARTlandya (in Icod de los Vinos) and Finca Canarias Aloe Vera (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Thu) at Siam Park. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Loro Parque, look for gifts at Aloe Vera de Canarias, stroll around Plaza Victor Perez, and admire the verdant scenery at Orotava Valley.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Puerto de la Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canary Islands travel guide

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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.