12 days in Tenerife Itinerary

12 days in Tenerife Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tenerife tour planner

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

— 6 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.
Visiting Barranco del Infierno and Playa de las Vistas will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia De San Pedro and Art Gallery La Musa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa de las Americas: Los Gigantes (in Santiago del Teide) and Masca Walk (in Masca). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Fri) at Siam Park. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Medano, head outdoors with WaterBuggy Fun, and appreciate the views at Masca Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playa de las Americas road trip planning app.

Budapest, Hungary to Playa de las Americas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Playa de las Americas, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz

— 5 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 out of the city life by going to Playa de las Teresitas and Orotava Valley. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and Ermita de San Blas. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto de la Cruz side-trips: Icod de los Vinos (Parque del Drago & Cueva del Viento), Mirador Lomo Molino (in El Tanque) and Garachico (Torre mirador, museo de arte sacro e iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana & Piscinas Naturales El Caleton). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa El Bollullo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), admire the striking features of Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife), and enjoy the sea views from Faro de Buenavista.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto de la Cruz holiday maker.

You can drive from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.