8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

8 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
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Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Bus to Tenerife Sur Apt, Fly to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at Playa del Confital and Playa Del Hombre. Family-friendly places like Spas & Wellness and Playa Puerto Rico will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Puerto Rico), Escultura de Unamuno (in Artenara) and El Faro de Maspalomas (in Maspalomas). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Roque Nublo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dos Roques, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Alcaravaneras, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria tour builder app.

Basel, Switzerland to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Basel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Basel in May, with highs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adeje, Tenerife

— 2 nights

Golfer's Paradise

Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Medano, look for gifts at Vistasur Shopping Centre, and then stroll through Playa de las Vistas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Adeje online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Adeje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Adeje can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Adeje

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 2 nights

City of Palms

On the 17th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Puerto de Mogan, kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Vegueta, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a dose of the wild on Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, and finally kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Adeje to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Canary Islands travel guide

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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.