8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tenerife South Airport, Drive to Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 night
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights


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 23rd (Sat): cool off at Siam Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Paradise Divers and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje journey maker tool.

Findon, UK to Costa Adeje is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Findon in October, you will find days in Costa Adeje are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Viento, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Loro Parque.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palmitos Park. When in Maspalomas, make a side trip to see Mirador de La Orilla in San Bartolome de Tirajana, approximately San Bartolome de Tirajana away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Holistic Massage, make a trip to Anfi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas online trip maker.

Getting from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.