5 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

5 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 day
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights


Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

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 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at ARTlandya, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loro Parque.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto de la Cruz road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Puerto de la Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a splash at Siam Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje sightseeing tool.

Drive from Puerto de la Cruz to Costa Adeje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Costa Adeje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ermita de San Pedro Gonzales Telmo, Las Canteras Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, kick back and relax at Playa de la Caleta, and play a few rounds at Lopesan Meloneras Golf.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Canary Islands travel guide

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.