8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands trip planner

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Fly
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Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 night
Fly
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Paris Orly

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Diveria Diving Center, look for gifts at Las Lisartes, and then test your team's savvy at Escapop. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Siam Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje trip itinerary maker app.

Paris, France to Costa Adeje is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Costa Adeje is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Costa Adeje, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), then get in on the family fun at ARTlandya, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Loro Parque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto de la Cruz trip builder.

Drive from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 3 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.
Maspalomas is known for nightlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at Fox in a Box Gran Canaria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, take an exotic tour of Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, and get reinvigorated at Dobrev Wellness and Massage.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas holiday builder tool.

Getting from Puerto de la Cruz 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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see Quadnat Lanzarote, then take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Island Quest Escape Rooms. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa Blanca online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Playa Blanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.