17 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

17 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands travel planner

Make it your trip
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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tejeda, Gran Canaria
— 6 nights
Drive to Gran Canaria Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rambla de Castro, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loro Parque, and then learn more about the world around you at Centro de visitantes Telesforo Bravo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): Head underground at Cueva del Viento, then get in on the family fun at ARTlandya, then cast your line with Happy Hooker Fishing Tour, and finally walk around Plaza Victor Perez.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz road trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Puerto de la Cruz is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 8 nights

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.
Explore Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's surroundings by going to Playa del Ingles (Yumbo Centrum, Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, &more), Playa de Maspalomas (in Maspalomas) and Compania de la Galleta (in Meloneras). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, take a stroll through Vegueta, surround yourself with nature on Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, and get outside with Centro de Buceo Mirafondos.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip maker website.

Getting from Puerto de la Cruz to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tejeda.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tejeda, Gran Canaria

— 6 nights
Explore Tejeda's surroundings by going to Santa Lucia (Mirador de El Ingenio & Mirador del Guriete), Teror (Basilica de la Virgen del Pino & Calle Real de la Plaza) and Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tejeda travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Tejeda takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tejeda

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.