9 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

9 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
— 6 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.
On the 21st (Fri), make a splash at Siam Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rafting Bike Tenerife and then get outside with Paradise Divers.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje journey planning app.

Findon, UK to Costa Adeje is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Findon in October, expect nights in Costa Adeje to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · 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 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento De San Francisco, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Loro Parque, then head outdoors with Centro Deportivo y de Ocio Puerto de la Cruz - CDO, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto de la Cruz driving holiday planner.

Getting from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Playa de Maspalomas and Palmitos Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan), Las Canteras Beach (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Iglesia de Santa Lucia (in Santa Lucia de Tirajana). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Holistic Massage, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, find something for the whole family at Hangar 37, and get outside with Carp Gran Canaria.

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You can fly from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

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.