12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands travel route planner

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
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Tejeda, Gran Canaria
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Teror, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
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Firgas, Gran Canaria
— 1 day
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Arucas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa de Mogan, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Holistic Massage, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Maspalomas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Porto in January, expect Maspalomas to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 60°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Tejeda.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tejeda, Gran Canaria

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tejeda trip website.

Traveling by car from Maspalomas to Tejeda takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tejeda can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Teror.

Things to do in Tejeda

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Teror, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights
When in Teror, make a side trip to see Hipica Canaria in Telde, approximately Telde away.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Teror trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tejeda to Teror takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Teror can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Firgas.

Things to do in Teror

Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Firgas, Gran Canaria

— 1 day
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Valeron Monastery, trek along Barranco de Azuaje, and then make a trip to Paseo de Canarias.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Firgas trip planning website.

Firgas is just a stone's throw from Teror. In January, daily temperatures in Firgas can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arucas.

Things to do in Firgas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Arucas, Gran Canaria

— 5 nights
Arucas is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardines de la Marquesa, examine the collection at Museo La Cantera, sample the fine beverages at Arehucas Rum Distillery, and get outside with Montana de Arucas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arucas travel site.

Arucas is just a short distance from Firgas. January in Arucas sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Arucas

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 1 night

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Casa del Perfume Canario, then take an in-depth tour of Casa de Colon, and then take a stroll through Vegueta. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Bodegas Mondalon and then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is just a short distance from Arucas. In January, daily temperatures in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Canary Islands travel guide

4.3
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.