12 days in Gran Canaria Itinerary

12 days in Gran Canaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Gran Canaria travel planner

Make it your trip
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Maspalomas
— 8 nights
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Agaete
— 3 nights
Drive to Gran Canaria Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Maspalomas

— 8 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de San Agustin and Playa de Veril. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa del Confital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Los Perros de La Plaza de Santa Ana, Catedral de Santa Ana, &more), Puerto de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan) and Telde (Mirador Playa de Salinetas & El bufadero de La Garita). And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, test the waters at Thalasso Gloria San Agustin, and take in the waterfront at Strandpromenade Meloneras.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Maspalomas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agaete.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Agaete

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Los Berrazales and Pico de las Nieves. Visiting Buceo Norte and Las Salinas will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Agaete: Paseo de Canarias (in Firgas), Idolo de Tirajana (in San Bartolome de Tirajana) and Arehucas Rum Distillery (in Arucas).

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agaete trip maker tool.

You can drive from Maspalomas to Agaete in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agaete

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gran Canaria travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Geologic Formations
Often described as a "continent in miniature" because of its wildly varied landscapes and climates, Grand Canaria is mostly known for its long coastline where tourism thrives at modern resorts. The island is also a ideal for sightseeing by bike or on foot. A wide range of trails, from easy to challenging, link the island’s picturesque coastline and the quieter inland areas, which are dotted by green ravines and sleepy villages. Savvy travelers explore the island’s ancient but well-preserved cave dwellings, many of which have been turned into small restaurants serving a myriad of local delicacies unlikely to be found on the menu of any big-city eatery.