8 days in Tenerife Itinerary

8 days in Tenerife Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tenerife trip itinerary planner

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Playa de las Americas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto de la Cruz
— 5 nights
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Playa de las Americas

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Tenerife

Known around the world as a hotspot for beach life and vibrant night culture, Playa de las Américas remains one of the most-visited vacation resorts in the Canary Islands.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Duque and Playa de Torviscas. Step out of the city life by going to Wet Monster and Playa de las Vistas. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Medano, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Las Americas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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San Cristobal de La Laguna to Playa de las Americas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, Playa de las Americas is somewhat warmer than San Cristobal de La Laguna - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore ARTlandya and Fundacion Cristino de Vera - Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias. Visiting Happy Hooker Fishing Tour and Playa de Benijo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto de la Cruz: Casa del Platano (in Icod de los Vinos), Charco del Viento (in La Guancha) and Piscinas Naturales El Caleton (in Garachico). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Centro de visitantes Telesforo Bravo, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Rural de Anaga, take an in-depth tour of Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais de Tenerife, and kick back and relax at Playa de Rojas.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto de la Cruz journey planning site.

You can drive from Playa de las Americas to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Tenerife travel guide

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Water Parks · Beaches · Aquariums
Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With its abundance of sun-warmed beaches, deep gorges, dramatic cliffs, dense forests, and lush valleys filled with thriving banana plantations, the island offers an impressive variety of things to do: snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and cycling. You can even spelunk in the island’s volcanic caves and tunnels, among the largest in the world. Tenerife is also known for its nightlife, attracting thousands of weekend revelers from nearby European countries. The island is highly urbanized, though there are still pockets where visitors can enjoy the distinctive local culture and sightseeing at a slower pace.